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Frankenberg, Erica – Education and Urban Society, 2012
The growing diversity of America's public school enrollment makes it essential that all teachers be prepared for teaching students from diverse backgrounds. This paper explores the racial attitudes of teachers, specifically probing whether, and if so how, they may differ across schools of different student racial contexts. In particular, this…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Racial Attitudes, Racial Composition, School Districts
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Stufft, Derry L.; Brogadir, Rebecca – Education and Urban Society, 2011
As the U.S. population grows more varied, public schools are faced with the challenge of meeting the needs of an increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Schools in the United States are often the first point of contact for new immigrant students as they work to facilitate their integration and socialization into…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Parent Participation, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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McPherson, Ezella – Education and Urban Society, 2010
The U.S. District of Columbia's Federal Circuit Court decision in "Hobson v. Hanson" (1967) case eliminated racial discriminatory tracking practices in the nation's capitol's public schools. The court ruled that D.C. Public Schools' tracking violated African American and low income students' rights to equal opportunities to education…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Hunter, Richard C. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
This article reviews educational initiatives of state and federal government that were designed to remedy the effects of racial segregation on Black public school students in the United States after the famous "Brown v. Board of Education" decisions. Several policy and legal initiatives are reviewed, including school desegregation,…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Privatization, School Desegregation
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Hoyle, John R.; Collier, Virginia – Education and Urban Society, 2006
The focus is on strategies used by 10 urban districts to reduce school dropouts. Thirty-eight strategies for dropout prevention were identified. Although the majority identified dropout prevention strategies, only two districts referred to "recovery programs." If district spokespersons mentioned their CEOs using a systems approach in…
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropout Prevention, Superintendents, School Districts