HUD Rolls Back Enforcement for Key Rule Intended to Curb Segregation

March 7, 2018

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is rolling back enforcement for a key rule intended to curb segregation. The move has unnerved fair housing advocates who see...

Trump’s First Education and Staff Selections Cause Further Concern

September 25, 2017

Lost amid the flurry of recent headlines about the White House was how the Trump administration’s first education budget proposal is faring. The budget proposed dramatic cuts to...
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Fisher Decision Represents Important Gain in Use of Race to Achieve Diversity in Recent Jurisprudence

June 28, 2016

As reported widely, the U.S. Supreme Court last week (6/23) voted 4-3 to uphold a University of Texas affirmative action program (“Fisher v. University of Texas”) that...
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Newly-released Institute for Social Progress Book Hailed as ‘Must Read’ in 2016

February 5, 2016

Reclaiming Integration and the Language of Race in the “Post-Racial” Era, by Wayne County Community College District Chancellor Curtis L. Ivery and Director of the Institute...
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The National Coalition on School Diversity presents “21st Century School Integration: Building the Movement for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion”

September 23, 2015

This upcoming NCSD conference, held September 24-25th at Howard Law School in Washington, DC, will bring together hundreds of educators, policymakers, advocates, parents and...
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‘This American Life’ Covers Segregation in America’s Schools

August 21, 2015

Over the course of two weeks in late July and early August, This American Life featured a series of reports on the state of resegregation in schools across the country and several...
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What Future for School Integration? (Pt. 3)

August 17, 2015

Previously discussed in What Future for School Integration Part 2, today we provide another take on controlled choice school enrollment, not unlike the income-based controlled...
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What Future for School Integration? (Pt. 2)

August 13, 2015

While the regional open enrollment plan helped to achieve greater racial integration in Connecticut schools, this approach may not be suitable in all cases. At smaller scales,...
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What Future for School Integration?

July 31, 2015

In a previous post on Brown v. Board and racial segregation in America’s schools, ongoing integration efforts in the Connecticut schools were presented as a positive example of...
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The Worsening Case of Segregation in America’s Neighborhoods

July 16, 2015

A new study on racial and income segregation in America sheds new light on the depth of these problems and exemplifies the dangers of color-blindness in housing, education,...