Striving in Common: A Regional Equity Framework for Urban Schools


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About the Author

Jennifer Jellison Holme is associate professor of education policy in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research agenda focuses on the politics and implementation of educational policy, with a focus on the relationship between school reform, equity, and diversity in schools. Her work is particularly centered on the ways in which patterns of racial and ethnic stratification interact with educational policies to shape opportunities, experiences, and outcomes for students. She has researched and published on school desegregation, school choice, high-stakes testing, and teacher turnover. Holme earned her PhD in Education Policy from UCLA, her EdM in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her BA in Sociology from UCLA. Kara S. Finnigan, a professor at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education, focuses on educational policy implementation, racial equity, and urban education. Finnigan has written extensively on the topics of low-performing schools and high-stakes accountability, district reform, desegregation, and school choice. Her research blends perspectives in education, sociology, and political science and employs both qualitative and quantitative methods, including social-network analysis and GIS mapping. Beyond her research on interdistrict integration and regional equity that is the focus of this book, her recent work examines the role of social networks in the diffusion of research evidence at the school and district levels, as well as community engagement and advocacy around educational change. Finnigan began her work in education as a substitute teacher in Anchorage, Alaska. She received her PhD in Education Policy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her MA in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University, and a BA from Dartmouth College.