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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
Dubin, Jennifer – American Educator, 2012
Juveniles convicted of serious offenses usually end up in large correctional facilities that focus on punishment--not rehabilitation. The state of Missouri, however, has found a better way to help end the cycle of crime: by creating a network of small facilities that provide therapy and educational opportunities, it has dramatically reduced…
Descriptors: Credits, Educational Opportunities, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice
American Educator, 2012
While many states are handling evolution better today than in the past, anti-evolution pressures continue to threaten state science standards. In April 2012, for example, Tennessee passed a law that enables teachers to bring anti-evolution materials into the classroom without being challenged by administrators. This law is similar to the Science…
Descriptors: Evolution, Instruction, State Standards, Science Education