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Wednesday, November 16 • 2:25pm - 3:30pm
GSS Session 8 - Understanding and Tackling Policies and Politics

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Participants: The Politics of Hungry Students: A Historical Analysis of Paradigm Shifts in School-Based Nutrition Programs Christine Tran, University of Washington School-based nutrition policy changes have made the implementation process complex and tenuous across sectors of politics, policy, and educational administration. This research aims to provide context to the paradigm shifts of school-based nutrition programs by analyzing the convergence of social problems, politics, policy, and research overtime. Understanding the history behind the enactment, expansion, and evolution of school nutrition provides a greater understanding between how the relationship between school and nutrition is tenuous today. Small Schools Re-imagined Aisha Haynes, New York University The purpose of this literature review will be to examine how the educational reform efforts that led to small schools are increasingly becoming vehicles of gentrification in New York City. Small schools were created with the intention of disrupting the sorting process that once characterized the large comprehensive school. This study examines how these goals have fared in the face of rapidly changing communities Clinical Scholarship: A Tale of Two School Districts, Addressing De Facto Segregation in Montgomery County, PA Heather Nicole Bennett, Pennsylvania State University The purpose of this case study is to describe and compare how federal, state, and local housing and school district policies of two suburban school districts, within an affluent Northeast county function together to impact racial and economic demographic segregation between these school districts. The Power of People: How Grassroots Movements Inspire Change Debra Sue Vance Noelk, Florida Atlantic University This qualitative study explores how a grassroots movement, United Opt Out, has impacted state and federal policies concerning high stakes testing. The study identified four themes that contributed to the movement’s success. The movement is fueled by parents’ anger and outrage at the current public school high stakes testing policies and encourages student civil disobedience. It is essential that participants stay focused on one message to remain successful. Social media has played a pivotal role. Facilitator: Stephen Louis Jacobson, University at Buffalo, SUNY


Wednesday November 16, 2016 2:25pm - 3:30pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Duluth B

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