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School boundary changes and diversification in a suburban school district topic of new PPN brief

Sep 8, 2021

A recent policy brief by the Pennsylvania Population Network in collaboration with the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Penn State demonstrates diversification of suburban communities do not necessarily translate into school-level integration. This is partly due to school attendance zone…

Report finds lack of teacher diversity in Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2021

Research on racial desegregation and inequality in K-12 schools has consistently demonstrated the benefits of school integration for students but according to Penn State College of Education researchers, teacher diversity is also important for providing students with a well-rounded educational…

Researchers study trends in Pennsylvania school reopening plans

Oct 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges to school districts across the nation as they have debated options for educating students safely. According to researchers in Penn State’s College of Education, the decision by Pennsylvania school districts to re-open schools in-person,…

Frankenberg's research featured in The Washington Post

May 11, 2018

Back to the future: A new school district secession movement is gaining steam by Valerie Strauss After the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, declaring as unconstitutional state laws permitting separate public schools for black and white…