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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


Research Item Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair
University of California 330 pages, 9 illustrations, 11 tables ISBN 978-0-520-27473-0 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-520-27474-7 (paper)
Research Item The Resegregation of Suburban Schools: A Hidden Crisis in American Education
Erica Frankenberg is an assistant professor in the department of education policy studies in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Gary Orfield is a professor of education, law, political science and urban planning, and codirector of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Research Item E Pluribus...Separation: Deepening Double Segregation for More Students
This report suggests a number of specific ways to reverse the trends toward deepening resegregation and educational inequalities.
Research Item The Western States: Profound Diversity But Severe Segregation for Latino Students
In the following report, we present an in-depth exploration of these Western trends that are merely summarized in the corresponding larger report, E Pluribus… Separated. Major findings in the West are highlighted below.
Research Item Southern Slippage: Growing School Segregation in the Most Desegregated Region of the Country
In the following report, we present an in-depth treatment of Southern trends that are merely summarized in the accompanying larger report, E Pluribus… Separation
Research Item Spaces of Inclusion? Teachers’ Perceptions of School Communities with Differing Student Racial & Socioeconomic Contexts
In a nation experiencing rapidly shifting demographics, a broadened definition of inclusive education is appropriate. Differences in ability--but also by race and ethnicity, sexuality, gender, religion, and class--are found in classrooms across the nation, and our teaching force must respond accordingly.
Research Item Reviving Magnet Schools: Strengthening a Successful Choice Option
This policy brief refocuses our attention on the longstanding magnet sector. It is issued during a time of complex political and legal circumstances and seeks to understand how a variety of factors—including the Parents Involved ruling and the transition to a U.S. Department of Education led by the Obama Administration—have influenced federally-funded magnet programs.
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