A study released by the American Economic Association seeks to understand school segregation across the U.S. by focusing on policy choices such as attendance boundaries and school-siting. Based on assessments of the distance-minimizing assignment of students to schools and whether actual assignments differ systematically by race, the study finds that attendance boundaries result in greater rates of integration and that school-siting plays a less significant role. The study relies on U.S. census data with attendance boundary maps from nearly 1,600 school districts. Read the study here.
The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign released a new podcast episode, “Why Housing Matters to Harm Reductionists and Criminal Legal System and Health Care Reform Advocates.” The fortieth…January 30, 2023
Housing Matters, an initiative undertaken by the Urban Institute, has published an article, “Rising Sea Levels Are Threatening Affordable Housing. What Can Local Governments Do?,” tracing the impact…January 23, 2023
The Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) campaign has welcomed three new state grantees: the Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama, the Alaska Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, and the Maryland…January 17, 2023