JOIN THE CONVERSATION
As a follow-up to the series, The Sun, Maryland Humanities and Loyola University of Maryland's Center for Innovation in Urban Education will be hosting a community dialogue about the path forward for school integration.
The forum will be held Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Loyola University. For more information and to RSVP go to www.loyola.edu/join-us/bridging-divide.
The forum is funded through a grant from the Education Writers Association. We'd also like to hear about your experiences. Share your thoughts here.
ABOUT THIS SERIES
At a time when Maryland's population is growing more diverse, the schools are becoming more segregated. Baltimore Sun reporters Liz Bowie and Erica L. Green examined local attempts to better integrate schools by race and class. Along with photographer Lloyd Fox, they interviewed students, teachers, parents and researchers. The Sun also commissioned an analysis from the Maryland Equity Project at the University of Maryland to create a database that breaks down every public school's racial and socioeconomic makeup. This project was supported with a grant from the Education Writers Association, a professional organization of members of the media who cover education at all levels. Produced with support from:
Part 1: The struggle to move past segregated schools
Part 2: Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration
Part 3: Within integrated schools, de facto segregation persists
Part 4: Hartford, Conn., experiment shows challenges, rewards of diversity in schools
Archive: Explore the series