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.
Top Los Angeles County Public Schools for Underserved Students
Our Top Public Schools for Underserved Students report highlights those schools closing the achievement gap for low-income African American and Latino students in Los Angeles County. Since 2015, we have produced this report annually for Bay Area schools. This is our first … Continue reading
A Patchwork of Identities: Emergence of Charter Schools as a New Organizational Form
Emergence: Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 50
This paper examines the emergence of an organizational form, charter schools, in Oakland, California. It links field-level logics to organizational founding identities using topic modeling. It finds corporate and community founding actors create distinct and consistent identities, whereas more peripheral … Continue reading
Opportunity Youth in the City of Los Angeles
USC Price Center for Social Innovation
The term opportunity youth refers to individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither employed nor enrolled in school. Opportunity youth are disproportionately youth of color, live in low-income neighborhoods and face important barriers to job access … Continue reading
Racial Residential Segregation of School-Age Children and Adults: The Role of Schooling as a Segregating Force
RSF: The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences
Neighborhoods are critical contexts for children’s well-being, but differences in neighborhood inequality among children and adults are understudied. I document racial segregation between neighborhoods among school-age children and adults in 2000 and 2010 and find that though the racial composition … Continue reading
Evaluating Teachers in the Big Easy: How Organizational Context Shapes Policy Responses in New Orleans
Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis
Although multiple-measure teacher evaluation systems have gained popularity in the United States, few studies have examined their implementation or how they are shaped by organizational context. New Orleans provides a strategic case to examine the enactment of a state teacher … Continue reading