News Roundup: Week of 2.20.17

It’s a short roundup this week. There was some speculation about who might picked to lead the Office of Civil Rights at the federal Department of Education. (Gail Heroit, a law professor at the University of San Diego and an apparent opponent of considering race in college admissions.) And, a look inside recruitment strategies at…

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…