NCSD Research Brief No. 13 (May 2018). 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 society. This brief aims to summarize much of … [Read more...] about Re-Weaving the Social Fabric through Integrated Schools: How Intergroup Contact Prepares Youth to Thrive in a Multiracial Society
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View PDF version By Philip Tegeler and Michael Hilton (2017). This paper was originally presented at A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, a national symposium hosted by the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies in April 2017. The symposium examined how patterns of residential segregation by income and race in the United States are … [Read more...] about Disrupting the Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Segregation
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