A NEA-PRRAC Report (April 2019). Excerpt: "Housing and land use policies have a significant effect on schools, and since these policies are usually decided at the state and local level, educators and education advocates have the opportunity to play a significant role." Read the Report... … [Read more...] about Housing and Schools: The Importance of Engagement for Educators and Education Advocates (NEA & PRRAC, April 2019)
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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 & Amanda E. Lewis November/December 2015 issue of Poverty & Race 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 … [Read more...] about Despite the Best Intentions: Making School Integration Work in Integrated Schools
By Michael Hilton November/December 2015 issue of Poverty & Race The term “neighborhood schools” has a long history in struggles over school integration, often used as a rallying cry by enclaves of well-resourced, usually white citizens to protect the uniform character of their schools and combat desegregation (Hannah-Jones, 2014; Williams, … [Read more...] about Neighborhood Schools – an Etymology
By Andrew Grant-Thomas November/December 2015 issue of Poverty & Race A couple years ago, my daughter, Lola, and I signed up for a weekly evening course called "Watching the Nighttime Sky" at a local college. Lola was 5, a voracious reader, and waaaay into learning about the solar system and the universe. The little girl could name Jupiter's four visible … [Read more...] about EmbraceRace: An Emerging Community of Support for Raising Kids in the Context of Race