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From the Courtroom to the Classroom: The Shifting Landscape of School Desegregation
Edited by Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development faculty Claire Smrekar and Ellen Goldring and published by Harvard University Press.
This book is available to order through Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

“Bringing Children Together: Magnet Schools and Public Housing Redevelopment”
is available on the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute Web site (http://www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/Publications/Item.aspx?id=100017). The report stems from a February 2008 conference on public housing redevelopment, magnet schools and justice reinvestment.
Also available at http://www.prrac.org/pdf/bringing_children_together.pdf

“Court-Mandated Education Reform: The San Francisco Experience and the Shaping of Educational Policy after Seattle-Louisville and Ho v. SFUSD“.
Research article examining the arc of desegregation in San Francisco Unified, written by former court monitor, Stuart Biegel, with important implications for school districts around the country in the wake of the PICS decision.
Publisher’s Web site: http://sjcrcl.stanford.edu/contents.html#Vol4Iss2

Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race In School
The New Press announces the publication of Everyday Antiracism: Getting Real About Race In School, edited by Mica Pollock. How should teachers and parents respond when children ask challenging questions about race? How should teachers handle the use of the “N-word” or discuss “achievement gaps” with colleagues? How can teachers avoid unwittingly making children of color speak on behalf of their entire group? While numerous books exist about race and race theory, Everyday Antiracism puts theory into practice by offering specific strategies for combating racism in the classroom.
This book is available to order through Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

Sheff Web Site, http://www.sheffmovement.org/index.shtml – This Web provides information regarding the Sheff desegregation case in Connecticut.To view the results of a recent statewide poll revealing broad based support for interdistrict desegregation programs, please visit http://www.sheffmovement.org/pdf/PollPressRelease6-11-08.pdf.

The School Law Blog
An important discussion of news and analysis of legal developments affecting schools, educators, and parents. Mark Walsh has been covering legal issues in education for more than 15 years for Education Week. He writes about school-related cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in lower courts.
Read the blog at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/school_law/

Talking Points for Race-Neutral Alternatives
For further guidance in understanding and explaining why race-neutral alternatives are problematic, please visit The Opportunity Agenda/Legal Defense Fund’s “talking points” at http://www.opportunityagenda.org/atf/cf/%7B2ACB2581-1559-47D6-8973-70CD23C286CB%7D/Race-Neutral%20Alternatives%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

Teaching Diverse Students Initiative (TDSI)
A suite of tools for use by educators, colleges of education, and advocates for students that embody interactive multimedia professional development resources that are available online and without cost. The resources include video of expert commentary and effective practice, learning activities, and authoritative articles and reports.
http://www.tolerance.org/tdsi

Still Looking to the Future: Voluntary K-12 School Integration; A Manual for Parents, Educators and Advocates
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) and the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP) are distributing the 2nd edition of their K-12 school integration manual which addresses the practical questions of what can be done to promote diversity and address the harms of racial isolation in schools.
To download the manual, visit http://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu or http://www.naacpldf.org.
To request hard copies or CDs of the manual and supplemental materials, please send an e-mail with your contact information and the number of copies requested to manual@naacpldf.org.

Preserving Integration Options for Latino Students
The Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP/PDC) are currently disseminating their collaboratively-written guide for parents, advocates and educators interested in promoting diversity and addressing the harms of Latino racial isolation in their schools.
To download the manual or for additional information, please visit CRP/PDF’s Web site at http://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu.

 

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