Highlights from State and Local Campaigns

 

California

 

Connecticut

 

Delaware

 

Kentucky

Derek Black, Myron Orfield, and Edwin Darden participate in “What Would it Take to Close the Opportunity Gap?” Photo Credit: Brandon Slaughter (Boston, MA 2012)

 

Maryland

 

Massachusetts

 

Minnesota

 

Missouri

 

Nebraska

 

New Jersey

 

New York

 

North Carolina

 

Ohio

 

  • In 2011 the Kirwan Institute produced an interim report “Diversity Strategies for Successful Schools.” The report presents research, analysis, and recommendations for the Ohio State Board of Education’s Diversity Strategies Project, which will inform new policy to facilitate student diversity and reduce racial isolation within the parameters of current law, plans that are race-conscious, but do not run afoul of the general rule against individual racial classifications. This new policy is intended to will replace a diversity policy from 1980, which in part used significant student demographic deviation from the district average to determine whether interventions were needed. Additionally, the Kirwan Institute has prepared recommendations for the Ohio State Board of Education Capacity Committee aligned with the state constitution’s mandate to provide a ‘thorough and efficient’ school system, reasonable, predicated upon quality research, and compliant with law.

 

Pennsylvania

 

Texas

 

 

 

Virginia

 

 

 

Wisconsin