SD News Roundup: School secession updates- the good, the bad and the ugly

There was big news in the school segregation world, and good news at that! In case you haven’t seen it: a federal appeals court blocked a majority white community (Gardendale, AL) from seceding from a majority black county (Jefferson County) and forming its own school district. The Gardendale secession has been a topic of earlier…

SD News Roundup: Integration & Immigration, Curriculum Resources, and resegregation in Iowa

There wasn’t an easy way to group all the stories in this roundup, so I have them in three mostly separate categories: white families and school integration, teacher and curriculum diversity, and well, Iowa. As always, I hope you find something useful. White families and school integration: In case you missed it, City Lab has…

SD News Roundup: Community organizing in Denver, two new books and some good news

The roundup this week covers a few (maybe) under-the-radar type stories, some of which have promising implications for the school integration movement. The first is a story about what appears (to me, at least) to be a relatively new community organizing group in the Denver area. Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education (here’s their…

SD News Roundup: School district gerrymandering & a big desegregation lawsuit

This week, I have quick roundup that focuses on two big topics from the last week or so of school (de)segregation news: An extremely comprehensive Vox story about school district zoning and a potentially groundbreaking case in the Minnesota Supreme Court. There’s a lot about the Vox story that’s compelling- it includes demographic data from…

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…