Snapshots: America’s school systems continue to grapple with race

Race Matters: How America’s schools wrestled with segregation in 2016

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Chalkbeat Staff on December 22, 2016

In a year where race dominated the national conversation about identity and equality, American education systems grappled with issues of integration and segregation.

Across America, school systems approached segregation with varied success. Two generations of students in Indianapolis lived through the failure of busing, while a Detroit charter school finds state laws in the way of diversity. In New York, schools inch closer to diversity through revamped admissions policies.

These individual snapshots of how America’s cities struggle with issues of diversity, inclusion and equality paint a broader picture of the current state of integration efforts in the US. Learn about how our communities dealt with the issue in 2016.

Students eat lunch at the Oaks Academy Middle School, a private Christian school that is integrated by design.