Urban Schools

Kansas City, Missouri (where I am a visiting professor for the current academic year) is a medium-demand city: a city with more successful neighborhoods than Cleveland or Detroit, but one still dominated by its suburbs to a greater extent than more successful cities. Blog Post
Sep 29, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
In November, the Urbanophile blog featured an interesting post on Chicago's public schools. Blog Post
Jan 24, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Although young adults and baby boomers are flocking back to America's cities, declines in K-12 enrollment are causing many cities to close their schools. A new report looks at the commons challenges in finding new uses for these buildings.
Feb 12, 2013   Education Week
Neal Pierce argues that retiring Mayor Daley's achievements in Chicago "stand out as beacons for mayors, American and worldwide, to emulate." He attributes some of his success to sheer political skill, but also examines seven effective policy shifts.
Sep 24, 2010   Citiwire
Harvard economics professor Edward L. Glaeser argues that the United States has a long, pervasive pattern of anti-urban behavior that needs to change.
Mar 9, 2010   The Boston Globe
Efforts to desegregate schools in the 1970s weakened neighborhood ties. Now, a return to school assignments based on where children live could make communities stronger.
Feb 22, 2010   Crosscut.com
A new affordable housing development going up in Portland's dense Pearl District will include a public school on the ground floor.
Dec 3, 2009   Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon
Yesterday’s Washington Post contained a list of elite public schools- schools where the average student SAT is over 1300. Since suburban schools generally have better reputations than urban schools, one might expect that all the schools on the list would be in prestigious suburban school districts. But in fact, this is not the case. Blog Post
Jun 24, 2008   By Michael Lewyn