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Cipollone, Mary – Afterschool Matters, 2006
People who read become absorbed in a process of discovery about the world around them; books open doors to otherwise inaccessible places and introduce readers to profound new ideas. Approximately 15 seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade members of the StreetSquash Book Club in Harlem meet on Friday afternoons to read, write, and discuss topics…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Young Adults, Adolescent Literature, Novels
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Harris, Anthony – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2006
The Brown Decision, whose 50th Anniversary was observed in 2004, was a landmark case that ended the doctrine of separate but equal. During the observation of the anniversary, many pundits reflected on the political, social, and historical significance of Brown. This article takes a different approach in reflecting on the importance of Brown. A…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Desegregation, Desegregation Litigation, Junior High Schools