Separate and Unequal: How School Investment and Integration Matter for Educ...

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Kennedy Caucus Room (Room 325)

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The Learning Policy Institute, National Coalition on School Diversity, Stanford Graduate School of Education and Center for Education Policy Analysis invite you to a congressional briefing on

Separate and Unequal: How School Investment and Integration Matter for Educational Opportunity and Attainment

Sponsored by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH-11)

Despite a large body of research showing that school desegregation benefits all students, there is a persistent-but-misguided belief that school segregation doesn’t matter. This briefing will share the research on how school segregation affects student achievement, why school desegregation benefits all students, and what policies can most effectively support school integration.

More than half a century after the passage of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the nation’s schools are becoming increasingly segregated by race and income, with students of color and students from low-income families concentrated in high poverty schools with less access to the high-quality resources and opportunities that all children need to succeed and become contributing members of society. During this briefing, speakers will discuss:

  • New findings from the Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University, a study of more than 7,500 school districts in the United States documenting the large racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in educational opportunities and success and the role of segregation in those disparities.
  • Findings from the recently published Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works, which used longitudinal data going back to the 1960s and found that school integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful in improving outcomes both in school and later in life.
  • The role of state school finance reforms and federal investments in addressing inequities in educational opportunities and increasing school integration.

Speakers

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President, Learning Policy Institute
  • Rucker Johnson, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy
  • Sean Reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education, Stanford University

Remarks by

  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT)
  • Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH-11)


Registration and a light breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. The briefing will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. Breakfast will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

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