News Roundup, first of 2018: A civil rights victory and segrenomics in action

Happy New Year everyone! SD Notebook is back from a long holiday-and-work induced hiatus with the first news roundup of 2018. In addition to the (hopefully more frequent) roundups, I’m working on pieces about youth activism and school integration, and I’m planning to do semi-regular research roundups separate from the news ones. I hope you’ll…

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- Early July: Integration resources, new research and local stories

Cross-posted at Integratedschools.org This roundup starts with new articles and resources for school integration. Then, local stories include everything from the Alabama achievement gap to a sort of present day McCarthyism. Hope you find something useful/interesting. Strategies for School Integration: UCLA magnet school manual – Earlier this month, the fantastic UCLA Civil Rights Project released…

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…

News Roundup: Week of 1.30.17

It was a mixed bag of articles this week, though one theme remains common: that popular policies have largely been ineffective in improving student learning and, meanwhile, have exacerbated (or ignored) school segregation. This Atlantic article looks at a recent report that went overlooked among everything else that’s happened so far this year. Released just…