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Brown, Ayanna F.; Bloome, David; Morris, Jerome E.; Power-Carter, Stephanie; Willis, Arlette I. – Review of Research in Education, 2017
This review of research examines classroom conversations about race with a theoretical framing oriented to understanding how such conversations may disrupt social and educational inequalities. The review covers research on how classroom conversations on race contribute to students' and educators' understandings of a racialized society, their…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Race, Racial Attitudes
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Beard, Karen Stansberry – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2017
A novice principal's decision not to intervene on an ill-conceived policy prompts a parent to pursue a line of questioning administrators are not prepared for. In this case, a young man working through a high school transition while preparing for college is met with unexpected challenges in motivation. What the principal initially perceives as…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Instructional Leadership, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation
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Finnigan, Kara S.; Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Orfield, Myron; Luce, Tom; Diem, Sarah; Mattheis, Allison; Hylton, Nadine D. – Educational Policy, 2015
Although regional equity scholars have demonstrated how cross-jurisdictional collaboration on transportation, housing, and employment can promote opportunity for low-income families, few have paid serious attention to the potential of regional "educational" policy to improve opportunity for children. This study seeks to address this gap…
Descriptors: School Districts, Cooperation, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
Williams, Randolph, Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
From 1959 to 1964, approximately 1,700 Black children in Prince Edward County, Virginia were denied schooling, due to the county leaders' decision to close schools--a defiant response to federal racial desegregation mandates stemming from "Brown v. Board of Education" (1954, 1955). Yet from one of the most extreme cases of injustice in…
Descriptors: African American Students, School Closing, Resilience (Psychology), Educational Attainment
Sweatt, Tony E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Primary and secondary schools across the nation are becoming increasingly heterogeneous, yet the teacher population remains homogenous. In fairness, this is not a new issue: At the turn of the century, Whites represented a significant aggregate of the teacher population: 73% in the inner city; 81% in suburban schools; 91% in small towns; and 98%…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, African American Teachers, Institutional Characteristics, Whites
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Orfield, Gary – Educational Researcher, 2014
This article reviews the impacts of the civil rights policies framed in the 1960s and the anti-civil rights political and legal movements that reversed them. It documents rising segregation by race and poverty. The policy reversals and transformation of U.S. demography require a new civil rights strategy. Vast immigrations, the sinking White…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Political Issues, Legal Problems, Racial Segregation
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Dalsen, Jennifer – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2017
Disability law and technology services share a rich history. This article investigates this transformative relationship through the contextual framework of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. A summary of legal cases, accommodation services, and barriers to access are explored. This includes an overview of the challenges facing…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Disabilities, Laws, Federal Legislation
Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
In this age of real and fake news, students need to be able to assess the trustworthiness of evidence. The authors' current research examines students' use of evidence in secondary social studies classrooms as students deliberate contemporary public policy issues. The authors found that students shifted their evaluations of the trustworthiness of…
Descriptors: Evidence, Social Studies, Secondary School Students, Public Policy
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Adjei, Paul Banahene – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2018
Over the years, many scholarly publications have extensively discussed disability 'diagnoses' and placement practices in special education programs in the United States and the United Kingdom. These publications argue that racism and classism rather than clinically predetermined factors appear to influence the disability diagnosis and placement…
Descriptors: Attitudes toward Disabilities, Special Education, Foreign Countries, Desegregation Litigation
Rothstein, Richard – Economic Policy Institute, 2014
May 17 is the 60th anniversary of "Brown v. Board of Education," the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision that prohibited Southern states from segregating schools by race. The "Brown" decision annihilated the "separate but equal" rule, previously sanctioned by the Supreme Court in 1896, that permitted states and school…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation, Success, Racial Differences
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Farinde-Wu, Abiola – Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, 2018
Black female educators played a vital role in segregated schools prior to the 1954 landmark Supreme Court case "Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas." Despite their notable and historic presence in the field of public education, presently they are disproportionately underrepresented in the U.S. teacher workforce. Acknowledging…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Teacher Persistence, Urban Education
Grant, Marquis C. – Online Submission, 2014
The decision handed down by the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education was not only a legal victory for African Americans in the United States, but all groups who were forced into exclusionary environments. In the shadows of Brown, advocates began seeking reforms that would allow students with disabilities to receive their education…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, African Americans, Disabilities
Vieni-Vento, Sarah R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This executive position paper proposes a legal process by which undocumented students enrolled in career and technical schools can obtain cooperative employment and pursue post-secondary opportunities. The recommended process is based on the current plight of undocumented students who are caught between harsh federal immigration policies and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Undocumented Immigrants, Students, Vocational Schools
Hughes, Sherick A., Ed.; Berry, Theodorea Regina, Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
Individuals are living, learning, and teaching by questioning how to address race in a society that consistently prefers to see itself as colorblind, a society claiming to seek a "post-racial" existence. This edited volume offers evidence of the evolving significance of race from a diverse group of male and female contributors…
Descriptors: Race, Racial Bias, Social Bias, Critical Theory
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
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