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Richard Lofton  // Browsing posts in Richard Lofton

Schools, Prisons, & Concentrated Poverty

Schools, Prisons, & Concentrated Poverty

October 3, 20199:00 am – 4:00 pmJohns Hopkins University, Glass Pavilion at Levering Hall3400 N. Charles StreetBaltimore, MD 21218 Youth arrests in Baltimore have significantly declined in the last six years. However, too many African American youths confront harsh and punitive practices in their schools and communities that lead to confinement, thus preventing upward mobility […]

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Delineating the “duplicity of equality” in academic placement for African American families

Delineating the “duplicity of equality” in academic placement for African American families

The Duplicity of Equality: An Analysis of Academic Placement in a Racially Diverse School and a Black Community is the latest study by researcher and associate professor Richard Lofton, Jr., of the Center for Social Organization of Schools at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. This study explores how African American parents come to […]

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Toward a Black Habitus: African Americans Navigating Systemic Inequalities within Home, School, and Community

Toward a Black Habitus: African Americans Navigating Systemic Inequalities within Home, School, and Community

Toward a Black Habitus: African Americans Navigating Systemic Inequalities within Home, School, and Community Richard Lofton and James Earl Davis The Journal of Negro Education Summer 2015 Vol. 84, No. 3, Out-of-School Time and African American Students: Understanding the Health, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Academic Success (Guest Editors: Nadine Finigan-Carr and Yolanda Abel) (Summer […]

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Boundary Crossing for Diversity, Equity and Achievement: Inter-District School Desegregation and Educational Opportunity

Boundary Crossing for Diversity, Equity and Achievement: Inter-District School Desegregation and Educational Opportunity

BOUNDARY CROSSING FOR DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND ACHIEVEMENT: INTER­DISTRICT SCHOOL DESEGREGATION AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY By Amy Stuart Wells, Bianca J. Baldridge, Jacquelyn Duran, Courtney Grzesikowski, Richard Lofton, Allison Roda, Miya Warner and Terrenda White CHARLES HAMILTON HOUSTON INSTITUTE FOR RACE AND JUSTICE  • REPORT • NOVEMBER 2009 School district boundaries shape children’s educational opportunities in countless ways. Living on one side of a district boundary line or the other can dictate whether a student has access to challenging curriculum, well-prepared teachers, decent facilities, high expectations, non-poor peers, and a […]

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Why Boundaries Matter: A Study of Five Separate and Unequal Long Island School Districts

Why Boundaries Matter: A Study of Five Separate and Unequal Long Island School Districts

Why Boundaries Matter: A Study of Five Separate and Unequal Long Island School Districts Final Report to the Long Island Index July, 2009 Teachers College, Columbia University Center for Understanding Race and Education (CURE) Amy Stuart Wells, Principal Investigator Bianca Baldridge, Jacquelyn Duran, Richard Lofton, Allison Roda, Miya Warner, Terrenda White & Courtney Grzesikowski, Research […]

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