Updated as of June 28, 2019. By Philip Tegeler & Abi Hollinger After last week’s Democratic presidential debates, school integration has unexpectedly emerged as a serious issue in the campaign, as Senator Kamala Harris asserted the importance of school integration, based on her own experience growing up in Berkeley, California, and criticized Vice President … [Read more...] about The Democratic Candidates’ Positions on School Diversity & Related Educational Equity Issues (Philip Tegeler & Abi Hollinger)
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A PRRAC Report (April 2019). By Martha Cecilia Bottia Ph.D. Excerpt: "In summary, immigrant-origin youth are the fastest-growing student population in the country (Foxen, 2010) and are also more likely to be poor, experience residential mobility, and live in overcrowded housing than native-born children (e.g., Hernandez & Charney, 1998). In addition to language barriers, … [Read more...] about Immigrant Integration and Immigrant Segregation: The Relationship Between School and Housing Segregation and Immigrants’ Future in the U.S. (Martha Cecilia Bottia, April 2019)
A PRRAC Report (November 2018). By Philip Tegeler and Micah Herskind. Excerpt: "School and neighborhood segregation are recognized as pernicious and persistent problems across the United States, originally developed through intentional government policies, and perpetuated today by both public policy and private markets that have adapted to segregated systems of housing, … [Read more...] about Coordination of Community Systems and Institutions to Promote Housing and School Integration (Philip Tegeler and Micah Herskind, November 2018)
NCSD Research Brief No. 13 (May 2018). By Linda Tropp and Suchi Saxena. Synopsis: Schools remain one of the few social institutions that have the potential to bring youth together across racial and ethnic lines. New social science research demonstrates the importance of fostering sustained interracial contact between youth in order to prepare them to thrive in a multiracial … [Read more...] about Re-Weaving the Social Fabric through Integrated Schools: How Intergroup Contact Prepares Youth to Thrive in a Multiracial Society (NCSD, May 2018)
By John B. Diamond and Amanda E. Lewis (Click here to view the entire P&R issue) 1In recent decades, the so-called racial “achievement gap” has been a central focus in U.S. educational policy, practice and research.2 While black/white differences in educational outcomes narrowed substantially since the 1970s and most of the 1980s (at least in part as the … [Read more...] about “Despite the Best Intentions: Making School Integration Work in Integrated Schools” by John B. Diamond & Amanda E. Lewis (November-December 2015 P&R Issue)