Integration and Diversity
Research in this section explores the impacts and benefits of racial and ethnic diversity in education, as well as resegregation trends and remedies in our nation's public schools.
Related publication: The Integration Report - a monthly bulletin focusing on school integration throughout the nation
Recent Integration and Diversity Research
- The Baccalaureate in the California Community College: Current Challenges & Future Prospects
- This report considers the experiences with community college baccalaureate programs of three states that are demographically similar to California, and offers a set of recommendations that could help California achieve both workforce readiness and greater equity of opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree for underrepresented students.
- Brown at 62: School Segregation by Race, Poverty and State
- This research brief finds the dramatic increase of double segregation by both race and poverty for the nation's schools.
- Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S., 2015
- At 54 million, Hispanics now make up the largest ethnic minority in the country. Currently, Hispanic girls and women are one in five women in the U.S. and will comprise nearly one third of the country’s female population by 2060. Ensuring they are positioned for success is a fundamental responsibility and an important economic opportunity for the country.
- Better Choices for Buffalo's Students: Expanding & Reforming the Criteria Schools System
- This research was funded by a contract from the Buffalo Public Schools as part of an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. It represents our independent judgment on the issues addressed in the OCR investigation and agreement with the Buffalo Public Schools. This report examines educational opportunity in Buffalo’s system of criteria-based schools of choice, which offer their admitted students special opportunities not available in the regular schools.
- Connecticut School Integration: Moving Forward as the Northeast Retreats
- Looking at the grim picture of central city Hartford and Bridgeport when desegregation efforts began and considering the odds against the creation of new models in a time when civil rights were shrinking, what has been accomplished in Connecticut is a victory over great odds. It is also an example of the way there can be change that expands the possibilities for all and enriches the communities.
- Is Opportunity Knocking or Slipping Away? Racial Diversity and Segregation in Pennsylvania
- As a slow-growth increasingly diverse state with an aging population, Pennsylvania needs to think hard about its continued passive acceptance of segregated and inferior schooling, and about the spread of destructive racial patterns from urban areas into growing sectors of suburbia and small cities.
- Diversity in the Distance: The Onset of Racial Change in Northern New England Schools
- Northern New England, comprised of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, has the opportunity to plan carefully and intentionally so that the region is not plagued by problems of segregation and can instead benefit from the impending racial change and increased diversity to create and sustain diverse learning environments.