[PAST EVENT] Brown Bag: School Assignment, Student Diversity and Academic Outcomes
Join Deven Carlson, Associate Director for Education at the National Institute of Risk and Resilience and a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma, for a brown bag talk on school assignment and academic success.
Dr. Carlson's talk is entitled "School Assignment, Student Diversity, and Academic Outcomes: Lessons from Wake County, North Carolina."
Historically and today, many efforts to diversify public schools by race and socioeconomic status rely on reassigning students from one school to another. Consistent with that approach, between 2000 and 2010, North Carolina's Wake County Public School System reassigned approximately 25 percent of students with the goal of creating socioeconomically diverse schools. The county did this creating a blended system of school assignment based on neighborhood geography and controlled parental choice. These strategies had implications for the makeup of schools and student learning experiences. This brownbag talk explores those results and considers broader implications for designing policies that attempt to create diverse school communities.
This brownbag talk is open to all students, faculty and staff. Dr. Carlson will be presenting a public talk, School Choice and Diversity in the U.S., on Feb 22 at 5:30 pm in Small Hall, Room 110.