Racial and Class Isolation in Four School Districts

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Given our on-going discussion of concentrated poverty and education reform, I thought you would find this study interesting.  It examines four school districts each with a different method of assigning students to schools and the effects of those policies on … Continue reading

Mapping RVA: Racial Separation and Concentrated Poverty in Richmond (Part 2 of 3)

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HOME (Housing Opportunities Made Equal) has done a series of reports on housing and opportunities for social mobility, and these reports contain terrific maps illustrating some of the themes we’ve been talking about (and some more sophisticated than what Social … Continue reading

In Search of Food Deserts

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I am fascinated by creative ways to visualize numerical data.  This is from one of the blogs I follow: From Flowing Data, http://flowingdata.com/2013/08/27/in-search-of-food-deserts/ In search of food deserts AUGUST 27, 2013  |  DATA UNDERLOAD Last time I looked at where major grocery stores … Continue reading

“Middle-Class Areas Shrink as Income Gap Grows, New Report Finds”

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New York Times, November 16, 2011 By SABRINA TAVERNISE WASHINGTON — The portion of American families living in middle-income neighborhoods has declined significantly since 1970, according to a new study, as rising income inequality left a growing share of families in neighborhoods … Continue reading