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The State of Black Ohio: At a Crossroads on the Pathway to Opportunity

Download or View The Full Report This report, just released after the election of President Obama, speaks to the continued progress of our nation towards opening the doors of opportunity to all. Ohio’s African American community has seen tremendous achievement in recent decades. Political development, educational and business success, as well as the emergence of … Continue reading »

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Montclair Public Schools: Focus Groups

Download or View The Full Report This report accounts for the focus groups held on October 23-25, 2009 in Montclair. It documents the focus groups’ goals, implementation, demographics, questions, responses, follow up reactions and ensuing recommendations. In response to the recent Supreme Court decisions, Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, … Continue reading »

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From Crisis to Opportunity: Responding to the Growing Economic Crisis for Knoxville’s Marginalized Children

Download or View The Full Report The extent of child poverty in Knoxville has reached crisis levels. The Kirwan Institute was commissioned to assess the opportunities available to Knoxville’s children, particularly those in concentrated poverty and racially isolated neighborhoods. Because neighborhoods are a critical point of intervention to expand opportunities for economically vulnerable and marginalized … Continue reading »

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The Benefits of Racial And Economic Integration in Our Education System

Download or View The Full Report In 2007, in Parents Involved, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that school districts could not classify students solely on the basis of race when voluntarily pursuing integration. Since then, many school districts have been scrambling to replace their race-based assignment plans with race-neutral ones. To some this signals the … Continue reading »

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Racial Equity Status Report

Download or View The Full Report The following document provides a snapshot of conditions of racial equity and inequity for the United States. The report presents an overview of indicators measuring racial equity among racial and ethnic populations in the areas of family income and assets, community assets, education and learning, food, health and well … Continue reading »

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