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The Economic Geography of School Districts

William A. Fischel

in Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter explains the differences in the geographic size of school districts by region of the country, especially why the South's school districts are so much larger in area. Race has a lot to do ... More


Explaining the School District Consolidation Movement

William A. Fischel

in Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter uses land-value concerns and economic and technical change to explain the dramatic decline in the number of school districts between 1910 and 1970. Almost all the decline in district ... More


Education Reforms and Social Capital in School Districts

William A. Fischel

in Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter looks at whether school districts are still relevant in American life. The chapter presents some broad empirical evidence in support of the social capital theory of public schools: ... More


Outsiders Reshape the Educational Landscape

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how actors outside Philadelphia have reshaped the city's educational landscape by changing the school governance structure, fostering school choice, and shifting responsibility ... More


Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

William A. Fischel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A significant factor for many people deciding where to live is the quality of the local school district, with superior schools creating a price premium for housing. The result is a “race to the top,” ... More


The Fight for Funding

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines how state support for education expanded greatly but not steadily over the course of the twentieth century. In fits and starts, legislatures increased subsidies to local school ... More


California

Ruth Colker

in Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708101
eISBN:
9780814708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708101.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter examines hearing officer decisions in California involving parents who challenge individualized education programs (IEP) on behalf of their children with disabilities under the ... More


The Long History of School District Consolidation

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter outlines the history of rural school consolidation, which began in the 1890s but remained contested seventy-five years later, long enough for suburban newcomers to clash and then ... More


Socioeconomic School Integration: Preliminary Lessons from More Than 80 Districts

Richard D. Kahlenberg

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.13
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter focuses on the socioeconomic school integration plans. It begins with a brief historical overview examining why a number of school districts began placing an emphasis on socioeconomic ... More


The Effects of Socioeconomic School Integration Policies on Racial School Desegregation

Sean F. Reardon and Lori Rhodes

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.14
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter the effects socioeconomic school integration policies on racial school desegregation. It begins by presenting a brief historical overview of socioeconomic status-based student assignment ... More


Integration after Parents Involved: What Does Research Suggest about Available Options?

Erica Frankenberg

in Integrating Schools in a Changing Society: New Policies and Legal Options for a Multiracial Generation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835128
eISBN:
9781469602585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869208_frankenberg.7
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter reviews what is known from earlier efforts at integration and contemplates how such policies might fare in the aftermath of the complex legal decision in Parents Involved in Community ... More


Why Boundary Lines Matter So Much—and What We Have Done about Them

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter carefully describes how school district boundaries help structure segregation in our highly urbanized country. Drawing upon evidence from education, sociology, political science and law, ... More


Revitalizing Schools: The Center City Schools Initiative

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara

in Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016658
eISBN:
9780226016962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016962.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the Center City Schools Initiative (CCSI), from its origins with the Center City District (CCD) to its promotion into a partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, to ... More


Amy Rowley

Ruth Colker

in Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708101
eISBN:
9780814708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708101.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter describes the story of Amy Rowley and her family to show how the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) has affected the lives of children with disabilities. It examines ... More


The “Segregated Schools Initiative”?: Lasting Consequences of a Short-Lived Project

Maia Bloomfield Cucchiara

in Marketing Schools, Marketing Cities: Who Wins and Who Loses When Schools Become Urban Amenities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226016658
eISBN:
9780226016962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016962.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter considers the long-term impact of the Center City Schools Initiative (CCSI). In 2008, the partnership between the Center City District and the School District of Philadelphia ended, and ... More


Michael Panico

Ruth Colker

in Disabled Education: A Critical Analysis of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708101
eISBN:
9780814708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708101.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter describes the story of Michael Panico and his family to show how the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA), which was later replaced by the Individuals with Disabilities ... More


Divergent Outcomes: The Contemporary Relationship between School and Housing Segregation in Four Southern Cities

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter links the differing city-suburban school district configurations and desegregation histories of Richmond, Charlotte, Louisville and Chattanooga to contemporary patterns of school and ... More


Identifying Services and Braiding Resources

Edward F. Zigler, Jim Hinson, and Jennifer Walker

in Inspiring Greatness in Education: A School of the 21st Century Model at the Independence School District

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199897841
eISBN:
9780190217686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199897841.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Chapter 6 reveals the progressive leadership that Dr. Jim Hinson provides for the Independence School District when he is named superintendent in 2002. He aggressively advances program management ... More


The Exurban Exchange

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the impact of suburbanization on rural school districts and looks at the invocation of local control to oppose court-ordered busing for racial desegregation. The history of ... More


Divergent Paths: School and Housing Desegregation in Four Southern Cities

Genevieve Siegel-Hawley

in When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627830
eISBN:
9781469627854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627830.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Using primary and secondary sources like newspaper articles, school board minutes, policy reports, interviews and books, this chapter outlines key school desegregation characteristics of Richmond, ... More


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