Wednesday Lunch Talk — The Geography of Educational Opportunity:  GIS Mapping and Interdistrict Choice

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Noon - 1 pm.
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

The relationship between educational access and geography is often mentioned as an aside in policy discussions pertaining to choice and reform. However with educational opportunity constrained by invisible school district lines as well as neighborhood and community zones, it is essential that this discussion move to center stage. Drawing upon spatial data from Rochester's Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Choice Program, this lunch discussion explores geospatial issues in Rochester to understand access to choice and the "opportunity gap."

Presented by Kara Finnigan, associate professor, and Nadine Hylton, doctoral student.

Tags: education policy, Kara Finnigan, urban-suburban interdistrict choice