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Madison Park High School collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 1
Identifier: Z04-044

Content Description

Includes an article, “Northeastern-Madison Park Pairing Invaluable" (Boston Globe, 1975) and 3 issues of "Madison Park Times" (1978). The collection is unprocessed. Northeastern University's (NU) role in the Urban Schools Collaborative began in August 1975 when U.S. District Court Judge W. Arthur Garrity, Jr. ordered the desegregation of Boston's schools. The Court mandate called for 21 universities to assist in providing equal educational opportunity for all Boston Public School children. Under NU President Asa S. Knowles, who chaired the first Steering Committee of the Phase II Desegregation effort, NU was paired with District 7 schools and the planned Madison Park High School.NU's leadership role continued under Knowles's successor, President Kenneth Ryder. In 1976, Ryder appointed Gregory C. Coffin as Director of NU's Office of Phase II Desegregation, which became the Urban Schools Collaborative Office (URSCO) in 1976.Early programs with District 7 schools included a music curriculum, a special education diagnostic center, and the Community Resource Development program. During the second year, URSCO developed mathematics and bilingual curricula as well as a parent liaison program, and offered the use of recreational facilities. NU also helped to plan the Madison Park High School programs and facility, which opened in 1977 in Roxbury. For Madison Park, NU created programs for parents, teacher training in mathematics, and career development. Accessioned 2003 Dec 18. Integrate with A70. [Appears to have been integrated into A70 in 2003 Nov.] 46/3

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  • Creation: 1975-1978


0.15 cubic feet (0.15 cubic feet in 1 manuscript box.)