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Socioeconomic-Based Strategies for Racial Integration

More than ever before, social science research identifies an array of academic and social benefits for students stemming from learning in integrated educational settings, which is even more beneficial for younger students. This set of materials provide research and strategies to pursue the integration of K-12 schools.

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Using Socioeconomic-Based Strategies to Further Racial Integration in K-12 Schools – Literature Review

By Dr. Erica Frankenberg for the IDRA EAC-South

This paper surveys the landscape of K-12 integration strategies to understand what is being implemented and what we know about the design and implementation of such policies that might create more diverse schools and reduce racial isolation. It also explores why integration matters and the legal landscape currently around voluntary integration.

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Research-Based State and School District Strategies to Create and Maintain Integrated K-12 Schools

By Dr. Erica Frankenberg for the IDRA EAC-South

Maintaining racially and economically integrated schools is crucial in fostering an equitable education environment and carries tremendous academic and social benefits for students and the community. Erica Frankenberg, Ed.D., Pennsylvania State and Director of the Center for Education & Civil Rights, provides integration strategies by and for state and local education agencies pursuing integrated K-12 schools.

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Set of Literature Review Summaries and Bibliography

By the Poverty & Race Research Action Council for the IDRA EAC-South

The connection between housing, education and transportation policy is linked to pursuing residential and school integration. Research gathered by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council for the IDRA EAC-South provides a historical analysis of equity disparities in policy and discussion of present strategies to coordinate housing, education and transportation policy in support of school integration.