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 Rock, The 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 America, NPR’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.
How parents are gerrymandering school borders and fencing out poor kids.
The METCO program is not perfect, but it's helping Boston and a handful of other cities remedy inequity in schools.
Bridging the Divide, The 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 Students, The 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 Justice, EdWeek 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.
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 Environments, byConnie 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.