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Tefera, Adai; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Chirichigno, Gina – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2011
This manual was written to help guide education stakeholders--including parents, students, school board members, community activists, administrators, policymakers and attorneys--in their efforts to promote racial diversity and avoid racial isolation in suburban school systems. Critical information on the current legal, political and policy issues…
Descriptors: Suburban Schools, School Districts, School Desegregation, Student Diversity
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2010
Middle and high school students experiencing homelessness often face challenges in accruing credits. Class offerings, methods of calculating credits, and graduation requirements can vary greatly among school districts. Students who change schools late in high school can find themselves suddenly in danger of not graduating due to differing class…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Credits, Middle School Students
Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2008
This guide is based on findings of a year-long study undertaken by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to evaluate Institute-sponsored programs for youth aged 9-19 between 1998 and 2003, and discussion with the IMLS Youth Action Committee and practitioners about the kind of information needed for planning and implementing effective…
Descriptors: Community Development, Youth Programs, Informal Education, Museums
Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, 2006
Fall 2005 enrollment data show approximately 73,000 students under the age of 18 enrolled in California community colleges. Given that students under the age of 18 are legally considered minors, community college faculty and staff are often uncertain about their roles and responsibilities for these students. Laws governing the opportunities for…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, College Faculty, College Governing Councils
Zemmels, Elizabeth – 1982
An ongoing, interdisciplinary reading program for students in grades 7-10 in Perris Union High School District (California) is described. Initiated in 1979 as a result of low reading scores, the program divides all incoming seventh grade students into homogeneous groups. In the first 6 weeks of school these new groups meet once a day for 50…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Language Processing
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Office of Bilingual Bicultural Education. – 1983
The handbook, intended to assist California school personnel in understanding the Portuguese language minority group, is designed for use by bilingual education specialists, administrators, and other teachers. An introductory section presents several vignettes of language situations in the schools. Two subsequent chapters outline general…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Community Organizations
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 1983
Programs for California state-adopted social studies instructional materials are described to aid state school districts in matching instructional materials with curriculum goals and objectives. Information is provided in three sections. An annotated index gives pertinent information about each program, including title, year of copyright, and…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Instructional Materials
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. – 1984
California state-adopted commercial art and music instructional materials are described to aid state school districts in matching instructional materials with curriculum goals and objectives. Information is provided in three sections. An annotated index gives pertinent information about each program, including title, year of copyright, and grade…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Music Education
Lewis, Anne C. – Instructor, 1994
A middle school reform initiative, sponsored by the Program for Disadvantaged Youth of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation 4 years ago, has taken hold in 12 urban middle schools nationwide. The article discusses that reform, noting the lessons about change to accommodate student diversity that urban middle schools can teach. (SM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Change Strategies, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change