All school districts that utilized race-based school assignment plans are potentially impacted by the Parents Involved decision. The Institute has worked with several districts to review, assess, and design different strategies for producing sustainable, diverse and successful schools. In New Jersey, the Montclair district recently utilized the model proposed by the Institute in the redesign of its magnet schoolbased student attendance policy, utilizing school performance, poverty and race in its new student assignment plan.

Final Report – Montclair Public Schools: Focus Groups

The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.