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ERIC Number: ED531911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-6
Pages: 320
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8707-8522-1
The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy
Kahlenberg, Richard D., Ed.
Century Foundation
The Century Foundation released The Future of School Integration: Socioeconomic Diversity as an Education Reform Strategy, edited by senior fellow Richard D. Kahlenberg. The volume seeks to answer important questions about how socioeconomic integration plans are faring and to provide guidance for how they can be sustained and expanded in the years to come. This research-driven volume features work by authors who offer a fresh perspective on critical issues such as the costs and benefits of socioeconomic integration, and the logistical and political feasibility of socioeconomic integration. The volume features new research by Jeanne L. Reid (Columbia University's Teachers College), Marco Basile (Harvard University), Sheneka M. Williams (University of Georgia), Ann Mantil (Harvard University), Anne G. Perkins (Massachusetts Department of Higher Education), and Stephanie Aberger (Expeditionary Learning). It also includes cutting-edge chapters by Kahlenberg, by Heather Schwartz of the RAND Corporation, and by Meredith Richards, Kori J. Stroub, and Jennifer Jellison Holmes of the University of Texas at Austin, recently published by The Century Foundation as independent reports. The following chapters are contained in this book: (1) Socioeconomic School Integration (Richard D. Kahlenberg); (2) Housing Policy Is School Policy: Economically Integrative Housing Promotes Academic Success in Montgomery County, Maryland (Heather Schwartz); (3) Socioeconomic Diversity and Early Learning: The Missing Link in Policy for High-Quality Preschools (Jeanne L. Reid); (4) The Cost-Effectiveness of Socioeconomic School Integration (Marco Basile); (5) The Challenge of High-Poverty Schools: How Feasible Is Socioeconomic School Integration? (Ann Mantil, Anne G. Perkins, and Stephanie Aberger); (6) Can NCLB Choice Work? Modeling the Effects of Interdistrict Choice on Student Access to Higher-Performing Schools (Meredith P. Richards, Kori J. Stroub, and Jennifer Jellison Holme); (7) The Politics of Maintaining Balanced Schools: An Examination of Three Districts (Sheneka M. Williams); and (8) Turnaround Schools and Charter Schools that Work: Moving Beyond Separate but Equal (Richard D. Kahlenberg). The appendix contains: Local Education Agencies Employing Socioeconomic Status in Some Fashion in Student Assignment, with Corresponding Student Populations in Parentheses. [Foreword by Janice Nittoli. Introduction by Richard D. Kahlenberg.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: The Century Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Maryland