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Saturday, November 19 • 11:00am - 12:10pm
Influences of Diversity Policy on School Assignment

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Abriendo Puertas Escolares: A Narrative Inquiry of Latin@ Principals Opening New Schools. Patricia Rocha, Yvette Cantu, Eulogia V. Martinez (Texas State University)

This paper highlights the lived experiences of Latin@ principals who have experienced the phenomenon of opening a new school in predominantly Latin@ neighborhoods. The study applied the tenets of narrative inquiry to unpack the stories and to identify the narrative threads of the collective experience of these principals. In doing so, the study provides insight into the unique challenges these Latin@ principals faced and offers ways that the two participants found hope and victories.

The Legacy of Leadership: Inequity and Privatization in Two Urban California School Districts’ Facilities Programs. Marialena Dawn Rivera, Texas State University

I conduct case studies of two urban California districts with active bond programs to address
two questions: (a) How do school district leaders affect facilities programs and equity outcomes, and (b) how do outside actors and the broader social context in uence school district facilities program leaders? Findings indicate a need for statewide training to prepare educational leaders to oversee equitable facilities programs and navigate relationships with private actors in an era of state disinvestment and rising privatization.

One School’s Diversity Policy: The Limits of “Site Selection” and “Special Programs” as Reintegration Initiatives. Deena Khalil, Howard University; Elizabeth S. Brown, William Paterson University

This paper examines, using critical race theory, one choice school’s relocation initiative intended to diversify its population. The relocation racially diversi ed the student population but failed to reintegrate historically underserved low-income students of color. We propose a theory of diversity dissonance challenging the unary ahistorical criterions used to describe current school demographics and call for leaders and policymakers to address the intersectionality of students’ identities when addressing issues of equities.

Student Assignment Policies and Segregation: A Spatial Approach to Examining Segregation of School Catchment Areas. Kendra Taylor, Erica Frankenberg (Pennsylvania State University)

School attendance boundaries are an important educational policy that can promote integration. By assigning students to attend schools in their neighborhood, patterns of residential segregation are often perpetuated in schools. This study of racial and economic segregation at the school catchment level uses multiple segregation measures along with GIS to explore trends in segregation as well as local spatial patterns of segregation. From this analysis we consider how student assignment policies can further integration.

Saturday November 19, 2016 11:00am - 12:10pm
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center: Floor 5 - Duluth B

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