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Richard Lofton, Jr.

Associate Researcher

Richard Lofton, Jr.,  PhD, an assistant professor of education at the Center for Social Organization of Schools and Johns Hopkins University School of Education, is co-principal investigator for the national evaluation of the Student Success Mentor Initiative, which is funded by the Arnold Foundation. The initiative aims to reduce chronic absenteeism, develop caring relationships within schools and increase successful outcomes for students.

His research explores the Black habitus of African American students and parents and the impact of concentrated poverty on homes, schools and communities. His research examines the importance of uncovering systemic inequalities, illuminating agency and developing meaningful relationships with students and their parents for academic success.

He holds a B.A. in Communications from San Jose State University, a M.S. in Communications from University of Utah, a MPhil from the Teachers College at Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from the Teachers College at Columbia University. He recently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Social Organization of Schools with Johns Hopkins University.

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

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

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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 ...

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

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