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Cooper-Martin, Elizabeth; Wolanin, Natalie – Montgomery County Public Schools, 2014
The Office of Shared Accountability evaluated the "Universal Design for Learning" (UDL) projects during spring 2013. UDL is an instructional framework that seeks to give all students equal opportunities to learn, by providing multiple means of representation, of action and expression, and of engagement. To inform future implementation…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Access to Education, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2011
A report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO-10-519) revealed that, despite legislation obligating states and schools to provide equal access, opportunities for physical activity are limited for children and youth with disabilities (GAO, 2010). This document is the initial response to the GAO recommendation that "the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Extracurricular Activities, Civil Rights, Physical Activities
Johnson, Jean – Kettering Foundation, 2014
At state and institutional levels, leaders are discussing and enacting policy changes that could shape the future of higher education for decades-especially public higher education. But when citizens talk about the mission of higher education today, their conversations are different from those of policymakers. How do their values and concerns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Public Opinion
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education is seeking help from Congress, and has asked two key members of Congress to hold hearings to determine if the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has shirked its responsibility to enforce higher-education desegregation agreements. In particular, leaders are worried that…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Public Colleges, School Desegregation, Hearings
Maryland State Department of Education, 2011
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for curriculum design, instruction, and assessment that gives all students equal opportunities to learn and to demonstrate what they have learned. UDL is built on the premise that there is not one kind of learning. Learning differs across tasks, across development, and among individuals. UDL is…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learning Theories, Expectation, Curriculum Design
Fine, Lisa – Education Week, 2009
Although schools have made great strides educating students with disabilities in mainstreamed academic classrooms, some advocates and physical educators say sports programs and physical education classes are the final frontier for full inclusion in public schools. In the past few years, advocates for such students have been demanding greater…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Extracurricular Activities, Inclusive Schools, Physical Activities
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Raising academic standards and eliminating achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students are America's prime national educational goals. Current federal and state policies, however, largely ignore the fact that the childhood poverty rate in the United States is 21%, the highest in the industrialized world, and that poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection
Urban Institute (NJ1), 2007
In 2001, the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) released its blueprint for reforming the city's high schools. Central to the blueprint were plans to create eight innovation high schools and to convert all nine large, comprehensive high schools into smaller neighborhood schools. Since May 2003, the Urban Institute has been conducting a…
Descriptors: High Schools, School Restructuring, Neighborhood Schools, Educational Innovation
Hess, Frederick M.; Loup, Cody – Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 2008
In the era of No Child Left Behind, principals are increasingly held accountable for student performance. But are teacher labor agreements giving them enough flexibility to manage effectively? This study answers this question and others. It examines how much flexibility school leaders enjoy on key dimensions of management in America's fifty…
Descriptors: School Administration, School Districts, School District Size, Contracts
21st Century Policy Review, 1992
This interview with Woodrow B. Grant, Chief of the Equal Opportunity Office of the Maryland State Department of Education, explores challenges in educating African Americans, beginning with issues of teacher qualifications, expectations, and preparation and retraining for cultural awareness. The problems of young African-American males are…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Black Education, Black Students, Cultural Awareness
Texas Univ., Austin. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. – 1977
This study examined conflicting Federal directives and gaps in Federal education policy from the perspective of the local school district, with the objective of determining problem areas in Federal policies and practices and developing a set of recommendations for change. Five areas of policy, finance and administrative procedures were examined:…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Civil Rights, Compensatory Education
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis. – 1980
The present report was developed as a reassessment and revision of the 1974 state plan for completing desegregation of higher education to meet new challenges and problems in the 1980s. Accomplishment of the new goals was targeted for 1985. This report has four chapters. Chapter one summarizes the goals and recommendations of the task force on…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrative Policy, Administrators, Black Colleges
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis. – 1985
A 1985-1990 equal educational opportunity plan for Maryland is presented to further integration of public institutions and to enhance traditionally black institutions (TBIs). After considering the legal background and earlier equal educational opportunity plans, the following areas are addressed: the organization and structure of Maryland state…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Budgets, Capital Outlay (for Fixed Assets), College Desegregation
Sunderman, Gail L. – Abell Foundation, 2017
Maryland's College and Career Act of 2013 recognized the potential of dual enrollment and called for the expansion of it in the state. According to a December 2016 report to the Maryland General Assembly, however, only 2% of Baltimore City public 12th grade students participated in dual enrollment opportunities in 2015 as compared with a state…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Urban Schools, Student Participation, Equal Education
Moss, Hilary J. – University of Chicago Press, 2009
While white residents of antebellum Boston and New Haven forcefully opposed the education of black residents, their counterparts in slaveholding Baltimore did little to resist the establishment of African American schools. Such discrepancies, Hilary Moss argues, suggest that white opposition to black education was not a foregone conclusion.…
Descriptors: African Americans, Equal Education, Citizenship, African American Education
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