The authors examined whether underserved students in North Carolina STEM high schools have similar or higher rates of advanced science and mathematics course taking than students in neighboring traditional high schools.
The Role of STEM High Schools in Reducing Gaps in Science and Mathematics Coursetaking: Evidence from North Carolina
Can Interdistrict Choice Boost Student Achievement? The Case of Connecticut's Interdistrict Magnet School Program
Presents evidence that interdistrict magnet schools have provided students from Connecticut’s central cities access to less racially and economically isolated educational environments; estimates impact of attending magnet school on achievement.
Mapping School Segregation: Using GIS to Explore Racial Segregation Between Schools and their Corresponding Attendance Areas
Examines whether student enrollment in non-neighborhood schools changes levels of racial segregation in public schools across urban school districts by comparing the racial composition of schools and their corresponding attendance area.
This study examined whether school choice that is implemented through magnet schools affects the segregation of low-income students in school systems.
How does the extent and quality of intergroup contact experienced by students help to predict their perceptions of the academic environment in the school or their attitudes towards people from other groups (racial and ethnic).
This report estimates school effectiveness in science and mathematics to identify and describe both successful and un-successful schools in STEM fields.
Analyzed elementary schools in five California metropolitan areas to examine the extent that the racial composition of schools deviates from neighborhood compositions, and investigate the potential for schools to promote racial integration.
Racial & economic segregation of public schools in Philadelphia and Houston.
Impact of school composition and school resources on student achievement growth.
Coloring Outside the Color Lines: Racial Segregation in Public Schools and their Attendance Boundaries
Impact of student enrollment in private schools on levels of racial segregation across urban school districts.
This article proposes a new method for measuring school desegregation in multiracial districts, and uses the new method to measure the desegregation effects of magnet schools in Los Angeles.
A complex conversation about the separate but unequal situation in many schools today, resulting in a call for a re-examination of school choice policies across the country to bring about more racial and social class integration
Example of a segregated metropolitan region that produced a segregated school system & defied multiple efforts at significant school desegregation.
The Goals of a Voluntary Integration Program and the Problems of Access: A Closer Look at a Magnet School Application Brochure
Analysis of the district’s magnet school choice brochure and application and show that these key texts provide insights about Brown.
Lost Learning, Forgotten Promises- A National Analysis of School Racial Segregation, Student Achievement, and "Controlled Choice" Plans
New and exhaustive analysis of racial segregation across the United States.
Difficult from the Start: Implementing the Brown Decision in the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools
History of school desegregation in Kansas City, Missouri.
How do assumptions, structures, institutions and other factors that impact our educational system interact to create and perpetuate inequality? Is school racial segregation one of the factors that create and perpetuate educational inequality?
Offer a social science rationale for Justice Kennedy’s view about narrow tailoring issues and suggesting several approaches to desegregation plans that may meet narrow tailoring requirement.
Evaluates two public school assignment policies (open enrollment & mandatory choice, not using race or ethnicity in assignment) using data from CMS.
Describes Chicago’s patchwork system of school choice.
Effects of First and Second Generation segregation on the academic outcomes of CMS students.
Evaluates the effects of three San Diego, California school choice programs on integration by race, student achievement and parental education levels.
Examines the Kansas City desegregation plan
Explore how can socioeconomic integration promotes racial integration in schools.
This study evaluates how math club participation influences math GPA and how science club participation influences science GPA. Additionally, this study evaluates how math or science club participation associates with the probability of selecting a STEM major in college.
Develops a theoretical model of educational peer effects and then empiracally tests whether or not they exist.
Explores the end of court-ordered desgregation, describes the alternative of socioeconomic integration, and sketches prospects for economic school integration in the future.