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.