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ERIC Number: ED535455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Bringing Children Together: Magnet Schools and Public Housing Redevelopment
Tegeler, Philip; Eaton, Susan; Miller, Westra
Poverty & Race Research Action Council (NJ1)
This report grows out of a conference roundtable on public housing redevelopment, magnet schools, and Justice Reinvestment held on February 29, 2008, in Tampa, Florida. The roundtable was made possible through the financial support of the Open Society Institute (OSI). It was organized and hosted by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) and the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School. The roundtable brought together the nation's leading magnet school developers and planners of HOPE VI and public housing redevelopment projects. The goal of the gathering was to collaboratively assess the feasibility of using these proven approaches--magnet schools and HOPE VI--simultaneously. The roundtable was also part of a series of strategic collaborative discussions that explored the potential of deliberately linking housing and school policy in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2007 decision in "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District." The particular insights of this convening contribute directly to other efforts to combine school and housing policy in support of civil rights goals. To provide context for the findings on HOPE VI and magnet school development, the authors offer an overview of the research literature on the relationship between housing and schools. Appended are: (1) The "Opportunity Housing and Schools Act of 2009"; (2) February 28, 2008 Conference Agenda; and (3) List of Conference Attendees. (Contains 49 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Open Society Institute
Authoring Institution: Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC)