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Morse, Timothy E. – Education and Urban Society, 2010
Four years following the decimation of the New Orleans Public Schools by Hurricane Katrina the city has been described as the center of a unique urban public school reform effort. This effort is a combination of events that transpired just before the storm and those that have occurred as a result of it. In particular some claim that the emerging…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Restructuring, Disabilities, Special Education
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Mariage, Troy; Burgener, Joyce; Wolbers, Kim; Shankland, Rebecca; Wasburn-Moses, Leah; Dimling, Lisa; Kosobud, Kathleen; Peters, Susan – Education and Urban Society, 2009
Fifty years after "Brown v. Board of Education", school achievement remains segregated by both race and class. Despite an emphasis on reading achievement as required by No Child Left Behind, many students have serious literacy needs, even into the middle and upper grades. The purpose of this study was to ascertain ways in which middle…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Federal Legislation, Reading Achievement, At Risk Students
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Morse, Timothy E. – Education and Urban Society, 2001
Discusses the development of appropriate curriculum for urban special education students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act states that students with disabilities must receive adapted instruction (referring to the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction provided). Examines the unique circumstances of urban special education…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education
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Russo, Charles J.; Talbert-Johnson, Carolyn – Education and Urban Society, 1997
Reviews the historical background of special education as a major factor in the placement of many children with disabilities, and examines data that reveal a disproportionately large number of students in these programs are children of color. Suggestions are offered to help lead to a more equitable placement of all children in appropriate…
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Change, Instructional Improvement, Minority Groups