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Pitre, Paul E. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article examines the "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Public School District No. 1" decision in light of its impact on the "Brown" ruling that preceded it. The Supreme Court's 5-4 vote on the matter of desegregation and equal access to educational opportunity signals that a divide exists in the United…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts
Orfield, Gary; Frankenberg, Erica – Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2011
This report is a response to the Jefferson County School Board's request for an independent study of the best way to carry successfully into the future its long-term commitment to diversity in its schools. The Board's first principle is preservation of diversity in the schools. The authors' assignment from the board was two-fold: to build on the…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Transportation, School Choice, Enrollment Management
Kentucky State Commission on Human Rights, Frankfort. – 1973
The express purpose of this manual is for its use by business and industry in Kentucky as an aid to eliminate discrimination. Affirmative action is defined here as a comprehensive effort by an employer designed to: employ women and minority persons where they are under-utilized; include minority persons and women in all facets of the company's…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Administrative Principles, Affirmative Action, Business Responsibility
Hammond, Edith; Schneider, Mark – 1978
A study was conducted to determine the extent and level of employment of minorities and women as sworn personnel in the Kentucky Bureau of State Police. Data was collected by means of personal interviews with Bureau officials, troopers, police personnel board members, and representatives of civic and nonprofit organizations as well as from Bureau…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices
College Board, 2014
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It is important to note that while APĀ® Exams are valid measures of students' content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
Heller, Donald E., Ed.; Marin, Patricia, Ed. – Civil Rights Project at Harvard University (The), 2004
A central dream of American parents is sending their kids to college. What used to be unusual has now become a necessity if young people are to have a secure life in the middle class in a post-industrial economy. As such, one basic goal of higher education policy should be to make certain that this opportunity is not foreclosed by a family's…
Descriptors: Merit Scholarships, State Aid, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA. – 1995
This report examines efforts by 12 formerly segregated states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) to desegregate their higher education systems and increase educational opportunities for black and other minority students. It found that none of the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Blacks, College Desegregation, College Segregation
Hamilton, Douglas – 1979
Statistical data is presented in this report to show that the State supported universities and community colleges of Kentucky had an underrepresentation of blacks among tenured and non-tenured faculty at all universities but Kentucky State in 1977. It is pointed out that there was only slight progress, or no progress at all, at the traditionally…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Employment, College Faculty, Employment Opportunities
Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Louisville. – 1978
Blacks' share of non-faculty jobs in Kentucky institutions of higher education is examined in this second in a two-part series on employment in the state university system. The first report in this series was entitled "State University Faculties Stuck on Tokenism in Kentucky." Sections examine: tokenism in non-faculty jobs at state…
Descriptors: Administrators, Affirmative Action, Black Employment, Blacks