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García, Emma; Weiss, Elaine – Economic Policy Institute, 2014
Closing achievement gaps--disparities in academic achievement between minority and white students, and between low-income and higher-income students--has long been an unrealized goal of U.S. education policy. It has now been 60 years since the Supreme Court declared "separate but equal" schools unconstitutional in "Brown v. Board of…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Segregation, Student Characteristics, Poverty
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Johnson, Odis, Jr. – Journal of Negro Education, 2014
Ambiguity remains as to whether contemporary levels of racial segregation in and outside of the U.S. South are a serious problem. This article subsequently examines the math and science test-scores of 3rd-graders that participated in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study. Test-score performances are estimated using multilevel statistical methods…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Racial Segregation, School Segregation, Equal Education