In the News: A Bright Spot in School Diversity

In U.S. News & World Report, David Osborne and Emily Langhorne write about three charter schools in Washington, D.C. that are “diverse by design,” aiming to attract students of all races.

Diverse-by-design schools have to recruit middle-class and affluent parents who might otherwise send their children to private schools. They do so by creating rigorous curricula, small class sizes, character education and strong educational programs.

The article looks at the ways these charter schools try to attract students and at the challenges they face.

Alexander Russo wrote about these kinds of “Diverse Charter Schools” and the movement behind them in the Winter 2013 issue of Education Next.

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