Other Resources

NCSD_Heros-3NCSD member Dennis Parker discussing implicit bias at a forum in Glastonbury, CT (2015).




School equity and diversity fact sheets from AERA




A state-of-the-art research project designed to meet the urgent need for a national, integrated information source that helps us understand:

  • Who our children are, by documenting and tracking the rapidly changing demographics of children and families in the U.S.;
  • What our children need, by  establishing a system for monitoring not only child outcomes, but also key factors (including opportunities, conditions, and resources) that drive child outcomes;
  • How to improve opportunities for all children, especially those that may need the most help, by focusing explicitly and rigorously on issues of racial/ethnic and socioeconomic equity in child health and wellbeing.

This resource provides rankings of school segregation and school poverty for large school districts, large cities or metropolitan areas.

Related Publication: Nancy McCardle et al, “Segregation and Exposure to High Poverty Schools in Large Metropolitan Areas: 2008-2009” (DiversityData, 2010)

This resource was created by NCSD Research Advisory Panel member Dolores Acevedo-Garcia and her team.

National Report Card (NRC)

The NRC examines each state’s level of commitment to equal educational opportunity, regardless of a student’s background, family income, or where she or he attends school.  The NRC evaluates all 50 states and the District of Columbia on four separate, but interrelated, funding “fairness indicators” — funding level, distribution, state fiscal effort, and coverage. Reports have been issued in 2014, 2012, and 2010.

This resource was created by the Education Law Center, an NCSD member organization.

Diversity in Education Archive

A searchable database with approximately 400 entries that concern the effects of school and classroom ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic (SES) composition on specific outcomes. Outcomes include educational achievement (with a special emphasis on mathematics and science outcomes), educational attainment, interracial friendships, intergroup relations, and adult life-course trajectories such as occupational attainment, the intergenerational perpetuation of racial stereotypes and fears, and social cohesion in democratic, ethnically and racially plural societies.

This resource was created by NCSD Research Advisory Panel member Roslyn Mickelson. 

Understanding Prejudice

This site offers educational resources and information on prejudice, discrimination, multiculturalism, and diversity. It aims to reduce the level of intolerance and bias in contemporary society.





  • Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA, School Integration Fact Sheets includes fact sheets on magnet schools, school redistricting, school transportation, charter schools, and the extent of school segregation in the U.S.







  • Research-Based Options for Education Policymaking – 2016 Collection.  This collection of briefs from the National Education Policy Center examines important policy issues (including the impacts of school choice and housing policy on school segregation), and identifies policies with a strong research base that can be used to combat identified problems.










Kevin Welner, Director of National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado
Contact: kevin.welner@colorado.edu