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Ayscue, Jenn; Nelson, Amy Hawn; Mickelson, Roslyn Arlin; Giersch, Jason; Bottia, Martha Cecilia – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2018
Expanding school choice through charter schools is among the top education priorities of the current federal administration as well as many state legislatures. Amid this push to expand the charter sector, it is essential to understand how charter schools affect students who attend them, as well as the ways charter schools impact traditional public…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Resegregation, School Choice, Public Schools
Ee, Jongyeon; Orfield, Gary; Teitell, Jennifer – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2018
Private schools have a long and important tradition in U.S. education and have been the focus of a great deal of political controversy in recent years. There is deep division among Americans over the desirability of using public funds to finance vouchers for private education--an issue that has become the leading educational goal of the Trump…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Private Education, Student Diversity, Racial Composition
Frankenberg, Erica; Hawley, Genevieve Siegel; Ee, Jongyeon; Orfield, Gary – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
The South was the central focus of the "Brown v. Board of Education" decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954. The landmark ruling held that laws mandating segregation in the school systems of the eleven states of the Old Confederacy, along with D.C. and six other states, violated the U.S. Constitution. Intense opposition met the…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Civil Rights, Educational History, School Desegregation
Rumberger, Russell W.; Losen, Daniel J. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
This California study focuses on the economic impact of school suspensions at the district level. Every 10th grade student in California was tracked for three years to determine the degree to which suspensions predicted lower graduation rates at the state and district level. This estimated impact on graduation was then used to calculate the…
Descriptors: Suspension, Grade 10, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate
Losen, Daniel J.; Sun, Wei-Ling; Keith, Michael A., II – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
Missed instruction can have a devastating impact on educational outcomes. Some reasons for missed instruction are beyond the control of schools and districts: some students miss school due to mental or physical illness or injury, and transportation problems sometimes are to blame. One major reason for missed instruction that schools can directly…
Descriptors: Suspension, Educational Policy, Performance, Educational Indicators
Losen, Daniel J.; Whitaker, Amir – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
This report is the first to analyze California's school discipline data as measured by days of missed instruction due to suspension. The state reports the number of suspensions for each district, disaggregated by racial/ethnic groups, but it does not provide any information on how much instructional time was lost. The authors used information from…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, School Districts, Racial Differences
Orfield, Gary; Ee, Jongyeon; Coughlan, Ryan – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
This report updates earlier research published by the Civil Rights Project in 2013. That report detailed troubling racial and economic segregation trends and patterns from 1989-2010. The latest report includes new data from 2010-2015. The research updates public school enrollment trends and details segregation in the state's schools by race and…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, School Segregation, Demography, Public Schools
Gándara, Patricia; Cuellar, Marcela – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
Concerns over the United States' global standing have spurred a national focus on improving postsecondary attainment. At the same time, many sectors of the economy find they have difficulty recruiting highly trained individuals to fill the good jobs that exist; jobs like nursing, respiratory care, dental hygiene, and various mid-level management…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bachelors Degrees, State Action, State Surveys
Losen, Daniel J.; Keith, Michael A., II; Hodson, Cheri L.; Martinez, Tia E. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
This report, along with the companion spreadsheet, provides the first comprehensive description ever compiled of charter school discipline. In 2011-12, every one of the nation's 95,000 public schools was required to report its school discipline data, including charter schools. This analysis, which includes more than 5,250 charter schools, focuses…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Civil Rights, Discipline, Secondary Schools
Orfield, Gary; Ee, Jongyeon; Frankenberg, Erica; Siegel-Hawley, Genevieve – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
As the anniversary of "Brown v. Board of Education" decision arrives again without any major initiatives to mitigate spreading and deepening segregation in the nation's schools, the Civil Rights Project adds to a growing national discussion with a research brief drawn from a much broader study of school segregation to be published in…
Descriptors: Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation, Civil Rights, Public Schools
Rumberger, Russell W.; Losen, Daniel J. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2016
School suspension rates have been rising since the early 1970s, especially for children of color. One body of research has demonstrated that suspension from school is harmful to students, as it increases the risk of retention and school dropout. Another has demonstrated that school dropouts impose huge social costs on their states and localities,…
Descriptors: Discipline, Suspension, Costs, Dropouts
Losen, Daniel J.; Keith, Michael A., II; Hodson, Cheri L.; Martinez, Tia E.; Belway, Shakti – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2015
This report describes the most current state and district suspension rates, and covers both trends and racial disparities in the use of suspension in California. A spreadsheet accompanying this report enables any reader to find their own district's most recent disaggregated data, as well as three-year trends for out-of-school suspensions, all of…
Descriptors: Suspension, School Districts, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Orfield, Gary – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2015
This report analyzes the data on changes in patterns of racial segregation and their education consequences over a quarter century, from l987 to 2012. It examines a major transition in the racial and ethnic composition of Connecticut and the changes in integration and segregation in the schools of the state and its urban communities and it…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Educational History
Kotok, Stephen; Reed, Katherine – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2015
Historically, Pennsylvania has struggled to integrate its public schools, especially with much of the racial diversity concentrated in urban regions. Starting in the 1960s, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) was the state's enforcing body to combat school desegregation, but since the early 1980s, when it comes to education, the…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Student Diversity, Metropolitan Areas, Race
Kucsera, John – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2014
The fight for equal educational opportunity in New York has followed a pattern similar to other diverse or racially transforming states. From the 1950s to 1980s, the issue of school desegregation was an important issue. Local civil rights pressure, the courts, and legislation attempted to desegregate large urban school systems through both…
Descriptors: School Segregation, Desegregation Plans, Educational History, Student Diversity
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