Educational Resources

The Little Rock Nine: How Far Has the Country Come? The Atlantic

On September 25, 1957, federal troops escorted black students into Central High School in the Arkansas capital. But school integration remains an unfinished task.

 

How Segregation Has Persisted in Little RockThe Atlantic

Nearly 60 years after the integration of Central High, the city’s schools are still divided by race.

 

The Problem We All Live With, This American Life

Nikole Hannah-Jones looks at a district that, not long ago, accidentally launched a desegregation program.

 

A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated AmericaNPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross

An in-depth look at the history of housing in America and its enormous impact in the following decades.

 

School segregation didn’t go away. It just evolved.Vox

How parents are gerrymandering school borders and fencing out poor kids.

 

For 50 Years, This Voluntary Busing Program Has Desegregated Schools 1 Family — and 1 District — at a TimeThe 74

The METCO program is not perfect, but it's helping Boston and a handful of other cities remedy inequity in schools.

 

Bridging the DivideThe Baltimore Sun

An investigation into Maryland’s public schools reveals a great challenge. As the population becomes more diverse, the schools are becoming more segregated. In part one of this series, two reporters examine local attempts to better integrate schools by race and class.

 

How Racially Diverse Schools and Classrooms Can Benefit All StudentsThe Century Foundation

Growing body of research finds that diverse universities, schools, and classrooms better prepare students for a global society by reducing racial stereotypes and fostering cross-racial understanding.

 

There Has Never Been a Better Time to Teach Social JusticeEdWeek Teacher

The National Network of State Teachers of the Year have published a free Social Justice Book list to help teachers and parents teach a variety of current social justice concepts.

 

UCLA Civil Rights Project

The mission of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.
 

Questioning Assumptions and Challenging Perceptions: Becoming an Effective Teacher in Urban EnvironmentsbyConnie Schaffer, Meg White and Corine Meredith Brown

While many textbooks support how teachers should teach students in urban settings, this book asserts individuals can be effective teachers in these settings only if they first develop an understanding of these schools and the students who attend them.

 

The Education Equality Index
The Education Equality Index Report includes a detailed explanation of the methodology, key findings on national highlights and trends, a comparison of two similar cities with different EEI Scores (New Orleans, LA and Providence, RI) and a deeper look at a few especially high-performing cities in Texas. It also has suggestions for using Education Equality Index data in practice and in future research.