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Evans, Kerri; Perez-Aponte, Jaime; McRoy, Ruth – Education and Urban Society, 2020
The growing immigrant population in the United States consists of school-aged children who are in need of educational opportunities available through the country's existing educational system. Education, a basic human right, is mandated through compulsory education laws in the United States so that all children can learn, grow, and be prepared for…
Descriptors: Barriers, Enrollment, Immigrants, Minority Group Students
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Herberger, Gregory; Immekus, Jason; Ingle, W. Kyle – Education and Urban Society, 2020
In response to the "Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education" Supreme Court decision, Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) reconfigured the district's race-based student assignment and implemented a race- and socioeconomic-based student assignment plan. Using hierarchical linear multiple regression, this study examined students'…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, College Readiness, Race, Socioeconomic Background
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Wisman, R. Aaron – Education and Urban Society, 2020
Since "Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education" et al., school districts seeking to voluntarily integrate schools have designed a host of metrics to structure within-school diversity using characteristics of students' neighborhoods rather than the race of individual students. This study utilizes a correlational-multiple…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Diversity, Socioeconomic Status, Racial Composition
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Mikulyuk, Ashley B.; Braddock, Jomills H. – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Despite existing research that demonstrates the benefits of racial diversity in education, the Court has become increasingly disinclined to allow the use of race or ethnicity in education policy targeted to increase race/ethnic diversity, absent a compelling state interest. The debate over the merits of educational diversity has almost exclusively…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Diversity (Institutional), Metropolitan Areas, Social Integration
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Jeynes, William H. – Education and Urban Society, 2014
The possibility is examined that school choice programs could be a means to reducing the achievement gap. Data based on meta-analytic research and the examination of nationwide data sets suggest that school choice programs that include private schools could reduce the achievement gap by 25%. The propounding of this possibility is based on research…
Descriptors: School Choice, Achievement Gap, Meta Analysis, Private Schools
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Chilton, Bradley; Chwialkowski, Paul – Education and Urban Society, 2014
Is the U.S. Supreme Court inviting litigants to take aim at unraveling injunctions in institutional reform litigation--especially consent decrees in the schools? In "Horne v. Flores" (2009), the court remanded a 17-year-old school reform case to a federal judge with orders to look beyond consent decrees on financing, reducing class…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Change, Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education
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Thompson Dorsey, Dana N. – Education and Urban Society, 2013
Students are more racially segregated in schools today than they were in the late 1960s and prior to the enforcement of court-ordered desegregation in school districts across the country. This special issue addresses the overarching theme of policies, practices, or roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders that may directly or indirectly…
Descriptors: School Segregation, School Resegregation, Racial Segregation, Educational Policy
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Donnor, Jamel K. – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article provides a critical race analysis of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to declare voluntary public school integration unconstitutional in Parents v. Seattle School District No.1. The author contends that the high Court used a perpetrator perspective of racial discrimination to privilege the self-interests of white families over…
Descriptors: Race, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Racial Discrimination
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Darden, Edwin C.; Cavendish, Elizabeth – Education and Urban Society, 2012
This article examines the failure of school districts to distribute nonmoney resources--controlled primarily by the board of education--equally among students in affluent neighborhoods versus low-income areas. It is largely an urban phenomenon, although some county-wide and large suburban school systems display similar patterns. Such practices…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Suburban Schools, Parent Participation, Academic Achievement
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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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Huidor, Ofelia; Cooper, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2010
This article examines the experiences of 20 students of color who voluntarily attend a racially integrated school. The study draws from the Socio-Cultural dimension of schooling as a framework to understand how the students of color fared on a social, cultural, and environmental level within a predominantly White school. Through a questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Campuses, Voluntary Desegregation, School Desegregation, Educational Opportunities
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Thro, William E.; Russo, Charles J. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
In "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1," a highly contentious and divided Supreme Court invalidated race-conscious admissions plans in two urban school systems, Seattle and Louisville. As such, "Parents Involved" was the latest chapter in the Court's almost 40-year history of reaching mixed…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts
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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
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Brown, Frank; Hunter, Richard C. – Education and Urban Society, 2009
The authors attempt to tell the story of "Brown" and "Parents Involved" on educational inequality and connect these topics to economic competition globally. "Brown" came about in the 1950s in a much different environment: America was less diverse racially and ethnically, and economic competition on a global scale was…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Equal Education, School Desegregation, Minority Group Children
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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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