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Pittillo, Robert A. – Education and Urban Society, 1995
Argues that private providers of services for handicapped children have to deal with due process under the color of state law and, since federal funds are involved, due process under the Fifth Amendment. Such laws involve parental approval of their child's education and allow use of the federal courts to settle grievances. A legal analysis is…
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary School Students
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Pugach, Marleen C.; Seidl, Barbara L. – Education and Urban Society, 1995
Argues that special and segregating programs for students having difficulty learning focus on within-child deficits, keep students apart from their peers, and lower teacher expectations. The authors make a case for urban schools and teacher preparation that enhance skills in dealing with diverse learners and encourage inclusion. (GR)
Descriptors: Compensatory Education, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Inclusive Schools
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Rosenkranz, Todd – Education and Urban Society, 1994
Describes how substantial new monetary resources were made available to Chicago public schools after the Chicago School Reform Act and how they were used to stimulate change at the school level. The article briefly examines the allocation method for state chapter funds and discusses the findings from an analysis of 14 sample schools. (GLR)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Legislation, Elementary Schools, Enrollment Trends
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Heistad, David J.; Reynolds, Maynard C. – Education and Urban Society, 1995
Describes a plan that identifies the extent of academic and related service needs of students. Using data on students from 50 elementary schools in Minneapolis (Minnesota), the authors show how their analytical technique helped identify schools with poor performance and what actions needed to be taken to improve them or to sustain efforts where…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Comparative Analysis, Computer Oriented Programs