The Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Integration

This essay summarizes the social science evidence on the reciprocal relationship between integrated schooling and integrated housing. The synergistic nature of this relationship unfolds across the life course.

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Type Research Tied to Outcomes
How to Use

District leaders may utilize this report to read with senior leadership and legal staff to further understand the effects of K-12 student diversity and legal considerations when developing student assignment policies.

Related Media

National Coalition on School Diversity (Website)

Housing Policy is School Policy (Report)

Alignment to RIDES Assessment

Systems/ Structures (1) Enrollment policies and practices at all levels (school, district, Charter Management Organization, region, etc.) ensure a diverse student body.


Mickleson, R. A. (2011, October). The Reciprocal Relationship Between Housing and School Integration. Retrieved January 19, 2017, from

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