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Noonan, James; Piazza, Peter – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2023
Passed in 2001, the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) codified the use of educational accountability systems that rely on largely quantitative measures -- standardized tests, especially -- to assess student learning outcomes, rank order districts and schools according to these outcomes, and prescribe sanctions for schools and districts not…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools, School Segregation, Accountability
Cobb, Casey – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2022
In general, controlled school choice policies that aim to integrate schools along the lines of race or ethnicity and socioeconomic status are most often successful in achieving that goal. Unregulated systems of school choice, however, tend to exacerbate school segregation (Cobb & Glass, 2009). This research brief summarizes research about…
Descriptors: School Choice, Charter Schools, Social Class, Race
National Coalition on School Diversity, 2021
The benefits of attending diverse schools accrue to children from all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds. The benefits include, but are not limited to, higher academic achievement. These gains continue into adulthood, leading to higher levels of social cohesion and civic engagement; reduced racial prejudice; and less segregation in…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Policy, Diversity (Institutional)
Chirichigno, Gina; Tegeler, Philip; Hollinger, Abigail – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2020
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opening for states and local school districts to include racial and socioeconomic (SES) diversity as components of their improvement plans. While only one state (New York) took advantage of this opportunity in the initial round of state ESSA plans, there are several ways that school districts can…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Student Diversity
National Coalition on School Diversity, 2020
As educators across the country make a valiant effort to meet the needs of their students in response to the coronavirus crisis, the educational impacts of disparities in family resources and school funding are apparent. The crisis also reminds us of the many roles that schools play beyond academics. When students eventually return to school, will…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, State Policy, Public Schools, Accountability
Tegeler, Philip; Milwit, Lily – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2019
Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is the single largest federal investment in K-12 schools, making it a key tool for driving opportunity and closing the achievement gap. Title I provides financial assistance to schools based on the number of low-income students they enroll. Schools receiving the grants are required to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, School Desegregation, Educational Legislation
Miyake-Trapp, Jennifer – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2018
For years, a negative view held by many local realtors about the quality of schools in California's Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) remained largely unchallenged, and these negative attitudes effectively discouraged new residents from considering PUSD as a viable option for their children's education. PUSD has stabilized over time from its…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, School Districts, Real Estate, Professional Personnel
Tropp, Linda R.; Saxena, Suchi – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2018
Schools remain one of the few social institutions that have the potential to bring youth together across racial and ethnic lines. New social science research demonstrates the importance of fostering sustained interracial contact between youth in order to prepare them to thrive in a multiracial society. This brief aims to summarize much of this new…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Ethnic Diversity, Youth, Educational Environment
Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2018
For the last 50 years, social, educational, and behavioral scientists investigating the relationships among school socioeconomic (SES) composition and educational outcomes have demonstrated time and again that schools with higher concentrations of students living in poverty provide less than optimal teaching and learning conditions, and they are…
Descriptors: Poverty, Low Income Students, Disadvantaged Schools, School Demography
Hilton, Michael – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2017
The National Coalition on School Diversity has updated this review of federal support for school integration during the tenures of Secretaries Arne Duncan and John King, who both served during the Obama Administration. While much remains to be done, the Obama Administration has made concrete progress on school integration policy. This overview…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Student Diversity, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
Ayscue, Jennifer; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2017
"Brown v. Board of Education" declared in 1954 that racially segregated schools were unequal, invalidating laws requiring segregation of black and white students in seventeen states. Since then, legal decisions have furthered racial desegregation in schools and more recent decisions have arguably impeded it. This research brief explores…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Racial Composition, Elementary Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status
Learned-Miller, Carole – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2017
Across the nation, school districts are intentionally integrating students of different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds in order to increase access to educational opportunity, boost achievement, and prepare students to be thoughtful and collaborative citizens in our multiracial society. Some districts have developed interdistrict integration…
Descriptors: Well Being, Minority Group Students, Social Development, Emotional Development
Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve; Frankenberg, Erica; Ayscue, Jennifer – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2017
Given what is known about the distinct benefits of racial diversity in schools (see National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) Research Brief #5 (ED571629)), alongside the growing interest in and evidence for promoting socioeconomic status (SES) diversity (see NCSD Research Brief #10 (ED603698)), we need to understand whether SES diversity…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
Ayscue, Jennifer B. – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2017
Montgomery Count Public School (MCPS) has experienced substantial demographic change since magnet and special academic programs began in the 1970s. MCPS is experiencing tremendous growth of approximately 2,500 students per year, with the fastest growing segment of students being Latino. Similar to many other districts that created magnet programs…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Student Diversity, Minority Group Students, Equal Education
Hilton, Michael – National Coalition on School Diversity, 2016
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the latest reauthorization of the country's premier K-12 education law, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Under ESSA state education agencies (SEAs), along with local education agencies (LEAs) and the communities they serve assume significant new responsibilities, ranging from the formulation of…
Descriptors: Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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