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Study: HISD School Closings Displace Poor and Black Students

A new report from Rice University took a closer look at the schools closed within the Houston Independent School District between 2003 and 2010. It says those closures disproportionately displaced poor and black students. The report also examined whether students from the closed schools transferred to high-performing or low-performing schools. To dig deeper into the […]

School Bus Education Illustration - MHagertyA new report from Rice University took a closer look at the schools closed within the Houston Independent School District between 2003 and 2010.

It says those closures disproportionately displaced poor and black students. The report also examined whether students from the closed schools transferred to high-performing or low-performing schools.

To dig deeper into the data around this report – and to find out how they came to these conclusions – we talk with Meredith Richards, co-author of the study and assistant professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at Southern Methodist University.

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