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Graham, Bob; Weingarten, Randi – American Educator, 2018
Following a shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students from that school began to take matters into their own hands, meeting and networking on social media, speaking to the media, participating in vigils, organizing walkouts and demonstrations, establishing coalitions with others who share their outrage and goals, and…
Descriptors: Civics, Student Participation, Activism, Weapons
Kahlenberg, Richard D. – American Educator, 2013
Integrating our schools is a goal that many of us share. But some seem to have given up on the idea, as plans to boost racial diversity have come under attack, and as the fixation on test scores has narrowed some people's concept of a good education. There is, however, new hope: integration by socioeconomic status. It's a cost-effective, legally…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Socioeconomic Status, Social Integration, Achievement Gap
Hoffman, Ellen – American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers, 1990
Describes "satellite learning centers," public schools located at parent worksites in Dade County (Florida) and jointly operated by the school system and the employer. Advantages include parent participation, exposure to career possibilities, and free classroom space. (FMW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Employed Parents, Parent Participation, Primary Education