News Roundup – Early Fall, Part 2: Resources, NHJ Media, Youth Organizing and More!

As noted in Part 1 of this roundup, a lot of great stuff has come out lately, so I decided to split things up. The first post contains all coverage related to the Little Rock Nine anniversary/school resegregation and the New York Times Magazine education issue, including coverage of the Gardendale district secession. This post…

New Research: Corporate Reform and Segregation in Chicago

I came across this article earlier in the summer, and I thought it was one of the best academic pieces I’ve read about school segregation recently. I meant to write about it then, but life intervened as it does. When I was ready to start writing again, I picked up the article, remembered that I…

News Roundup- Late July: Local Stories, Housing Policy and School Choice

This was an exhausting week in non-school segregation news, so this roundup is offered in the interest of keeping tabs on local developments and new research that has come out in the background of all the health care insanity this month. There were a few interesting articles from my hometown of Boston, so I’ll start there…

News Roundup 3.13.17-3.31.17: Vouchers & segregation, Bridging the Divide, school choice advocates & Nikole Hannah-Jones

There’s been a lot of (de)segregation news/media coverage in the last few weeks. This post briefly summarizes and links to the best stories I could find. A few of these – especially the Century Foundation report and the Baltimore Sun series – will be topics for discussion in subsequent posts. Close readers of the blog…

News Roundup: Week of 2.13.17

This week, there was a great story about housing segregation and another new report on the connection between charters and school segregation. The key argument of  “Segregation had to be invented,” is exactly that. The article traces the history of segregation in Charlotte, NC, though its historical background is relevant for much of the South.…

News Roundup: Week of 2.6.17

This week’s news roundup features an opinion piece from the New York Times and a new report from the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity (IMO) at the University of Minnesota. IMO was founded by Myron Orfield, an influential social demographic researcher and brother of Gary Orfield, himself an influential school desegregation researcher who leads the Civil…