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ERIC Number: ED541836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar-13
Pages: 114
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Miles to Go: A Report on School Segregation in Virginia, 1989-2010
Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Virginia has a long and complicated history with school desegregation efforts. It is a state that can lay claim both to advancing the goals of "Brown v. Board of Education" and to impeding them. Over the years, this history has helped shape contemporary patterns of school segregation across Virginia and in her major metropolitan areas. This report examines school segregation trends in the state between 1989 and 2010. Drawing on federal data from the National Center for Education Statistics, it explores patterns at the state, metropolitan and school district level. More than fifty years after "Brown v. Board of Education," significant and rising shares of the Virginia's black students enroll in segregated schools that are intensely isolated by race and poverty. Broadly, findings also indicate that enrollments in the state, its major metros and districts have become rapidly more diverse, particularly in the past decade. Rising levels of racial diversity bring many opportunities for integration, but a key challenge will be to ensure that metros and districts that become diverse remain diverse--and do not resegregate. Even as levels of segregation between school districts in some of Virginia's major metros decline, swift racial transition is occurring within districts. Appended are: (1) State, Metropolitan and District Tables; and (2) Data and Methodology. (Contains 51 tables, 44 figures and 66 footnotes.) [This paper was written with Jennifer Ayscue, John Kuscera, and Gary Orfield.]
Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles. 8370 Math Sciences, P.O. Box 951521, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521. Tel: 310-267-5562; Fax: 310-206-6293; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Identifiers - Location: Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education