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Eckes, Suzanne – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2015
This article examines the legal and policy complexities involved with students who are self-selecting into haven charter schools. Haven charter schools are those that intend to create a safe place for students with complex histories who may have been intimidated by a dominant group in their former schools. For the purpose of this study, haven…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Special Needs Students
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Welner, Kevin G. – Equity and Excellence in Education, 2005
This article identifies two presuppositions underlying No Child Left Behind's (NCLB) system of adequate yearly progress. The first is that each state must bring 100% of its students up to proficiency on state tests by the 2013-14 school year. The second is that each student's test score must effectively be treated by the state as if his or her…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Scores, Civil Rights
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Fife, Brian L. – Equity & Excellence in Education, 1996
Presents a review of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on school desegregation (since "Plessy v. Ferguson" in 1896) to assess the law's evolution over the past 100 years. Findings reveal that the Supreme Court has been responsible for both reinforcing the U.S. system of apartheid and for dismantling it. Changes in the law since the Brown…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, History