Book talk with VCU's Genevieve Siegel-Hawley on October 20 to focus on the relationship between schooling and housing policy

August 24, 2016

Please mark your calendars for October 20 and join us on campus for an event co-sponsored by the Center for Educational Leadership and Graduate Education — a discussion with Dr. Genevieve Siegel Hawley on her new book, When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation.

The book explores what happens when communities take a regional approach to addressing persistent school segregation, rather than focus on improving schools only by raising academic standards, holding teachers and students accountable through test performance and promoting private-sector competition.

The book talk will examine what our Richmond community has done about school integration and aims to spark a conversation about the important links between school and housing policy.

Siegel-Hawley spoke with 88.9 WCVE’s Catherine Komp for Learning Curve about the book and its exploration of the relation between school, segregation and housing policy. Listen to the interview: As School Segregation Persists, VCU Professor Explores Solutions.

Additional information is available in the event listing in the campus calendar.