Ed Linehan


Elena Polikoff and Elizabeth Franco

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As the magnet school program administrator for the Hartford Public Schools, Ed Linehan discusses magnet school marketing practices and voluntary school desegregation policies regarding the Sheff v O'Neill case. He also describes the challenges in recruiting white suburban students to attend an urban district, and informational mailings that his office sends to suburban homes about educational opportunities in magnet schools. Comparisons are made with magnet schools operated by the Capitol Region Educational Council (CREC).


Submitted as part of the OnTheLine web-book by Jack Dougherty and colleagues ( Download the transcript via the button to the upper right; other files appear at the bottom of this page.


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