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Steffes, Tracy L. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
This article explores the passage and failure of the 1973 Illinois Resource Equalizer formula which was designed to reduce disparities in school finance by breaking the connection between local wealth and school revenue. It argues that two sets of goals drove passage of the new law--equity and local property tax relief--and they came into conflict…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Funding Formulas, Taxes, School District Wealth
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Baumgartner, Kabria – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
"Roberts v. City of Boston" is a well-known legal case in the history of US education. In 1847, the Boston School Committee denied Sarah C. Roberts, a five-year-old African American girl, admission to the public primary school closest to her home. She was instead ordered to attend the all-black Abiel Smith School, about a half-mile walk…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, Equal Education, Court Litigation
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Alridge, Derrick P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
In this year's Presidential Address, historian Derrick P. Alridge discusses his current research project, Teachers in the Movement: Pedagogy, Activism, and Freedom. The project builds on recent literature about teachers as activists between 1950 and 1980 and explores how and what secondary and postsecondary teachers taught. Focusing on teachers in…
Descriptors: Activism, Educational History, Social Change, Change Agents
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García, David G.; Yosso, Tara J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Over the last few decades, scholars have called on the field of educational history to more fully account for the perspectives of women and People of Color, and to connect history to contemporary educational research and policy. While a number of scholars answered these calls with important contributions, few have offered a methodological roadmap…
Descriptors: Educational History, Minority Groups, Personal Narratives, Critical Theory
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Erickson, Ainsley T. – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
Carl Kaestle defines a generalization as "how we know when we know." Kaestle sketches a model of increasing certainty in historical claims as they are developed and refined at increasing scales of research, from local to international. A historical claim might originate in the study of a particular place or case, but to know that the…
Descriptors: Generalization, Generalizability Theory, Historical Interpretation, Archives
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Kryczka, Nicholas – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Chicago's magnet schools were one of the nation's earliest experiments in choice-driven school desegregation, originating among civil rights advocates and academic education experts in the 1960s and appearing at specific sites in Chicago's urban landscape during the 1970s. The specific concerns that motivated the creation of magnet schools during…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, Magnet Schools, School Choice, School Desegregation
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Wraga, William G. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Around 1940, the Southern Association Study in Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Secondary School Study of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools for Negroes implemented cooperative educational experimentation in the American South. This was a progressive education method for improving schools exemplified in the national Eight-Year…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, African Americans, Geographic Regions
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Knupfer, Peter B. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
The essay reinterprets the 1845-1847 pamphlet war between Emma Willard and Marcius Willson, authors of popular history schoolbooks. Willson publicly attacked the accuracy and literary quality of history schoolbooks by eight leading authors, with particular attention to Willard's, just as he was publishing his first school history. Willard and…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Textbooks, Educational History, Authors
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Zelbo, Sian – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
When the New Orleans school board appointed E. J. Edmunds, a light-skinned Afro-Creole man, the mathematics teacher for the city's best high school in 1875, the senior students walked out rather than have a "negro" as a teacher of "white youths." Edmunds's appointment was a final, bold act by the city's mixed-race intellectual…
Descriptors: Educational History, United States History, African American Teachers, Racial Bias
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Moss, Hilary J. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
In 1981, Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the first school district in America to replace its neighborhood schools with a "controlled choice" assignment plan, which considered parental preference and racial balance. This article considers the history preceding this decision to explore how and why some Americans became enamored with…
Descriptors: School Choice, Educational History, Neighborhood Schools, Parent Role
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Maher, Brent D. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Stanford University's indirect cost rates for federally sponsored research dramatically increased from 58 percent in 1980 to 78 percent in 1991. Faculty frustration with increasing rates and scrutiny from a zealous government contracting officer culminated in a congressional inquiry into Stanford's indirect cost accounting practices in 1990 and…
Descriptors: Costs, Expenditures, Research, Accounting
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Gemmell, K. M. – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Progressive education swept across Canada in the early to mid-twentieth century, restructuring schools, introducing new courses, and urging teachers to reorient the classroom to the interests and needs of the learner. The women religious who taught in Vancouver's Catholic schools negotiated the revised public school curriculum, determined to…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Religious Education, Progressive Education, Catholic Educators
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Moran, Peter William – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
This article examines the impact of African American migration into Kansas City, Missouri, on the city's segregated school system in the 1940s and early 1950s. Substantial increases in the number of African American elementary school-age children produced chronic overcrowding in the segregated black schools, which was not easily relieved due to…
Descriptors: African American Students, Neighborhoods, School Districts, Race
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Higginson, Reid Pitney – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, dozens of experimental colleges were founded across the United States. While these institutions are usually remembered as either a fringe movement of the 1960s or a niche for nonconformist students, this essay argues that their genesis was markedly mainstream. Drawing from popular trends, higher education…
Descriptors: Colleges, Experimental Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational History
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Cyna, Esther – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Two separate school districts--a city one and a county one--operated independently in Durham, North Carolina, until the early 1990s. The two districts merged relatively late compared to other North Carolina cities, such as Raleigh and Charlotte. In Durham, residents in both the county and city systems vehemently opposed the merger until the county…
Descriptors: Educational History, State History, School Districts, Urban Schools
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