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Grodsky, Eric, Ed.; Kurlaender, Michal, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2010
This timely book examines issues pertaining to equal opportunity--affirmative action, challenges to it, and alternatives for improving opportunities for underrepresented groups--in higher education today. Its starting point is California's Proposition 209, which ended race-based affirmative action in public education and the workplace in 1996. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Demography, Student Diversity, Affirmative Action
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Ruiz, Pablo; Kelsey, Cheryl; Slate, John R. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2009
The views of 33 superintendents in South Texas were obtained concerning the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act through a Likert-format survey. Results were that superintendents perceived NCLB as having limited, at best, impact in encouraging the development of more educational services; opening more communication between the district and parents;…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Gonzalez, Lauren Kelley; Austin, Stephen F. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
The United States of America is known to be one of the most culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse countries in the world. With this comes the increasing diversity among school populations, making multicultural education necessary at all levels of education while integrating a culturally inclusive world-view into all areas of the curriculum.…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Cultural Pluralism, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Della Sala, Matthew R.; Knoeppel, Robert C. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
The research described in this paper expands on attempts to conceptualize, measure, and evaluate the degree to which states have aligned their finance systems with their respective accountability policies. State education finance and accountability policies serve as levers to provide equal educational opportunities for all students--scholars have…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Finance, Outcomes of Education, Educational Equity (Finance)
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
Guerra, Patricia L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
When professional development in diversity is provided to educators in the field, it usually targets classroom practice with the intent of closing the achievement gap. These efforts are critical. But work should not stop there because culture underlies every policy, practice, and procedure in the school and influences every thought, interaction,…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Personnel Selection, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Cultural Differences
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
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Baker, Bruce D. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2009
This study explores within-district fiscal resource allocation across elementary schools in Texas and Ohio large city school districts and in their surrounding metropolitan areas. Specifically, I ask whether districts widely reported as achieving greater resource equity through adoption of Weighted Student Funding (WSF) have in fact done so. I…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Resource Allocation, Educational Equity (Finance), Costs
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Kemp-Graham, Kriss Y. – International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation, 2015
How and when are current and aspiring school leaders provided with opportunities to engage in sense making and reflection as it relates to race, oppression, and equal access to a quality education for all students while simultaneously making sense of the implications of their roles as school leaders in negotiating the sociopolitical and…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Principals, Social Justice
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Feinberg, Joseph R.; Doppen, Frans H.; Hollstein, Matthew S. – Social Education, 2014
When the Texas state legislature passed a law in the 1970s allowing school districts to deny enrollment or charge tuition to illegal immigrant children, the Tyler Independent School District instituted a $1,000 tuition rate for illegal immigrant children. Sixteen undocumented children from four Mexican families in Tyler filed a class-action suit…
Descriptors: Immigration, Court Litigation, Undocumented Immigrants, School Districts
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
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McPherson, Rebecca; Wang, Jia – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2014
Purpose: The purpose of this paper was to investigate the embedded process that enables or constrains low-income low-qualified employees' access to workplace learning in small organizations. Design/methodology/approach: Informed by the sociomaterial approach and cultural historical activity theory, this study adopted a qualitative cross-case study…
Descriptors: Semiskilled Workers, Low Income Groups, Access to Education, Workplace Learning
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Kim, Joon K. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2005
In the first U.S. Supreme Court case concerning affirmative action in higher education (Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1978), the splintered court decided that racial diversity serves a compelling state interest, allowing public institutions to count race as one of many diversity factors for admission. Due to the illusive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Affirmative Action, Court Litigation
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Seale, J. Paul; Velasquez, Mary M.; Johnson, J. Aaron; Shellenberger, Sylvia; von Sternberg, Kirk; Dodrill, Carrie; Boltri, John M.; Takei, Roy; Clark, Denice; Grace, Daniel – Substance Abuse, 2012
Alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) is recommended for all primary care patients but is underutilized. This project trained 111 residents and faculty in 8 family medicine residencies to conduct SBI and implement SBI protocols in residency clinics, then assessed changes in self-reported importance and confidence in performing SBI and…
Descriptors: Intervention, Family Practice (Medicine), Patients, Organizational Change
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
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