In its third year of implementation, the Leonetti/ O’Connell Family Foundation’s emergency aid programs at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) have continued to provide direct cash assistance to students experiencing financial hardships
Despite decades of traditional policy approaches to closing the achievement gap, disparities in educational attainment still exist by race and socioeconomic economic circumstances. The Price Center conducts research to develop, scale, and diffuse new models and processes to improve educational attainment across all grade levels, including postsecondary education.
The Segregation index uses exposure indices to measure the school composition that the average student of a given racial group is “exposed” to.
Seventy years after legal decisions outlawed separate school systems on the basis of race, school segregation in the U.S. persists.
The proposed framework could provide guidance for policymakers considering new efforts at improving schools through the production and dissemination of educational data.
This article estimates the impact of School in the Park, a museum-based educational program for low-income students in the museums of San Diego’s Balboa Park.
The Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students report highlights schools closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students.
Toxic Neighborhoods: The Effects of Concentrated Poverty and Environmental Lead Contamination on Early Childhood Development
Demography, Duke University Press
Although socioeconomic disparities in cognitive ability emerge early in the life course, most research on the consequences of living in a disadvantaged neighborhood has focused on school-age children or adolescents. In this study, we outline and test a theoretical model … Continue reading
Measuring Segregation With The Normalized Exposure Index
There are two broad approaches to measuring segregation: measures of exposure and measures of evenness. Exposure indices measure the school composition that the average student of a given racial group is “exposed” to — e.g., a White-Hispanic exposure value of … Continue reading
Trends In Racial/Ethnic And Economic School Segregation, 1991-2020
Seventy years after legal decisions like Mendez v. Westminster and Brown v. Board of Education outlawed separate school systems on the basis of race, school segregation in the U.S. persists, with pernicious consequences for educational equity. Racial/ethnic and economic school … Continue reading
Evaluating the Emergency Aid Programs at USC and Los Angeles Community College District
USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation
The Leonetti/O’Connell Family Foundation established emergency aid programs at the University of Southern California (USC) and the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) in 2019. Although the programs differ slightly in their application and disbursement processes, both programs provide cash … Continue reading
Toward a Framework for Public Accountability in Education Reform
Public accountability through information disclosure is a pillar of modern education reform efforts. Despite the ubiquity of this approach, we argue that public accountability in education is under-theorized and often predictably unlikely to achieve its intended policy goals. Drawing on … Continue reading