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Reid, Jeanne L.; Kagan, Sharon Lynn – Poverty & Race Research Action Council, 2015
The field of early childhood education is experiencing unprecedented public investment accompanied by increasing expectations for enhanced child outcomes. To achieve such outcomes, policymakers must consider the socioeconomic and racial/ethnic composition of children's classrooms as an important component of preschool quality. This report presents…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
Ellen, Ingrid Gould; Horn, Keren Mertens – Poverty & Race Research Action Council (NJ1), 2012
A family's housing unit provides more than simply shelter. It also provides a set of neighborhood amenities and a package of local public services, including, most critically, a local school. Yet housing and education policymakers rarely coordinate their efforts, and there has been little examination of the schools that voucher holders or other…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Civil Rights, Neighborhoods, Metropolitan Areas
Tegeler, Philip, Ed. – Poverty & Race Research Action Council (NJ1), 2011
The powerful, reciprocal connection between school and housing segregation has long been recognized. The housing-school link was a key element in both the 1968 Kerner Commission Report and in the legislative history of the Fair Housing Act. The relation of school and housing segregation was also explored in a series of school desegregation cases…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, School Segregation, Racial Segregation, Politics of Education
Tegeler, Philip; Eaton, Susan; Miller, Westra – Poverty & Race Research Action Council (NJ1), 2009
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…
Descriptors: Literature, African American Students, Civil Rights, School Policy
Engdahl, Lora – Poverty & Race Research Action Council (NJ1), 2009
In the Baltimore region, a successful housing mobility program is providing families living in very disadvantaged inner city communities with a new home and a chance for a new life. Minority voucher holders in the federal Housing Choice Voucher Program (formerly titled Section 8) have often been limited to living in "voucher submarkets"…
Descriptors: Housing, Mobility, Grants, Disadvantaged