ERIC Number: EJ1063738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
Regional Educational Policy Analysis: Rochester, Omaha, and Minneapolis' Inter-District Arrangements
Finnigan, Kara S.; Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Orfield, Myron; Luce, Tom; Diem, Sarah; Mattheis, Allison; Hylton, Nadine D.
Educational Policy, v29 n5 p780-814 Jul 2015
Although regional equity scholars have demonstrated how cross-jurisdictional collaboration on transportation, housing, and employment can promote opportunity for low-income families, few have paid serious attention to the potential of regional "educational" policy to improve opportunity for children. This study seeks to address this gap by examining inter-district "collaboratives" or cooperative agreements between school districts within a metropolitan area. These collaborative arrangements address two inter-related demographic shifts: the rising level of segregation in public schools and the shift from within district segregation to between-district segregation. This article examines three regional collaboratives (Rochester, NY, Omaha, NE, and Minneapolis, MN) that involve varying degrees of cooperation, funding, and legal force. Drawing on 60 in-depth interviews across the three sites, this analysis considers how each program's design features interact with local political dynamics to shape the degree to which these collaboratives are able to achieve policy goals.
Descriptors: School Districts, Cooperation, Urban Areas, Urban Schools, Racial Segregation, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Competency Based Education, Desegregation Litigation, Demography, School Desegregation, Case Studies, Semi Structured Interviews, Governance, Educational Finance, Program Implementation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Nebraska; New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education