Sustaining Public School Diversity: An Innovative Strategy from Jefferson County, Kentucky

This policy brief documents the challenges that Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky) faced when designing and executing a student assignment system that would racially diversify public schools while satisfying constitutional requirements recently articulated by the Supreme Court. The impact on students and families is also sited. 

Read the policy brief here
 

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How to Use

District leaders may utilize this brief 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.

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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

Citation

DiPaolo, John K. (2011). Sustaining Public School Diversity An Innovative Strategy from Jefferson County, Kentucky (Policy brief 1-20). Retrieved from https://lawyerscommittee.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/PICS-Policy-Brie...
 

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