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)
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PRRAC strongly supports federal, state and local efforts to increase racial and economic integration in K-12 education. We do this work primarily with and through the National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD), which we helped to found in 2009 along with former staff from the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School, and leadership of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the ACLU. Members of the NCSD Steering Committee include the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, PRRAC, ACLU, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, MALDEF, AALDEF, Kirwan Institute, NY Appleseed, UNC Center for Civil Rights, and the UCLA Civil Rights Project, along with a small group of prominent legal scholars. Since 2009, PRRAC has served as the primary staff and fiscal agent for the NCSD, with active support from many of the NCSD member organizations for specific advocacy campaigns, and volunteer contributions by members of the NCSD Research Advisory Panel.
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)
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)
A PRRAC & NCSD Field Report (April 2018). By Jennifer Miyake-Trapp, Ed.D. Excerpt: "Not so long ago, Sandy Roffman worked with a local realtor to purchase a home for her young family in Pasadena, California. While the realtor praised Pasadena’s neighborhoods and many amenities, she cautioned her clients about enrolling their children in the local public schools, sharing … [Read more...] about Changing the Perception of Pasadena Unified School District Through an Innovative Realtor Outreach Program (PRRAC & NCSD, April 2018)
On April 7, 2018, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council returned to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to premiere "It's Time to Listen," a documentary short. "It's Time to Listen" traces the history of school segregation and resegregation in Hattiesburg, one of our Truth, Reconciliation, and Racial Healing partner locations. Immediately following the film premiere, there was a … [Read more...] about “It’s Time to Listen” PRRAC Documentary Short