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This research brief explores the landscape of school segregationrelated to boundary lines in Virginia and in key regions. It also analyzes common rezoning criteria and policies in a large sample of Virginia school divisions. The brief then provides a condensed overview of existing literature on school boundaries and segregation. Finally, it offers evidence-based recommendations for Virginia to combat the relationship between school-related boundaries and segregation.
Siegel-Hawley, G., Taylor, K., Bridges, K., Frankenberg, E., Castro, A., Williams, S. & Haden, S. (2020). School Segregation by Boundary Line in Virginia: Scope, Significance and State Policy Solutions. State College, PA/Richmond, VA: Center for Education and Civil Rights/Virginia Commonwealth University.
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VCU Educational Leadership Publications