Menu

Search

Erica Frankenberg

Erica Frankenberg

Professor of Education and Demography, Pennsylvania State University
Erica Frankenberg (Ed.D., Harvard University) is a professor of education and demography in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests focus on racial desegregation and inequality in K-12 schools, and the connections between school segregation and other metropolitan policies. Dr. Frankenberg directs a civil rights and education center at Penn State.

Prior to joining the Penn State faculty, she was the Research and Policy Director for the Initiative on School Integration at the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. Dr. Frankenberg is the co-author (with Gary Orfield) of Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make it Fair (from University of California Press); co-editor of The Resegregation of Suburban Schools: A Hidden Crisis in American Education (with Gary Orfield), from the Harvard Education Press; Integrating schools in a changing society: New policies and legal options for a multiracial generation (with Elizabeth DeBray), from the University of North Carolina Press; and co-editor of Lessons in Integration: Realizing the Promise of Racial Diversity in America’s Schools (with Gary Orfield), published by the University of Virginia Press (2007). She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in leading education policy journals, law reviews, and housing journals as well as writing for policy and practitioner publications.

One of the foci of Dr. Frankenberg’s research has examined how demographic patterns relate to school segregation. An example of this was a mixed-methods study of suburban racial change, funded by the Spencer Foundation, which examined the extent to which suburban districts are becoming more diverse, how they conceptualized of this change, and what responses districts and communities adopted. Additionally, she has examined the relationship between housing and school segregation. An emerging related area of research is examining the way in which de facto segregation has evolved and its impact.

Another aspect of her work has examined how districts respond to the Supreme Court’s 2007 voluntary integration decision. One aspect of this work, funded by a Spencer Foundation small grant, examines the eleven school districts that received federal funding in 2009 to redesign their student assignment plans. This research, with Kathryn McDermott and Elizabeth DeBray, examines how school districts define diversity and what policies they adopt to pursue diversity. Recent articles from this project include a May 2015 article in the American Educational Research Journal and a recent article in Educational Policy Analysis Archives. More recently, she has received funding from the W.T. Grant Foundation to analyze whether one district’s policy response to the Supreme Court’s decision may be a promising way to alleviate inequality.

Finally, Dr. Frankenberg’s research has examined how the design of school choice policy affects racial and economic student stratification. This has included examining the segregation trends in charter schools as well as analyzing state and federal policy to understand why such patterns of segregation exist in charter schools. She is currently working with colleagues to study recent Magnet School Assistance Program grantees (funded by the U.S. Department of Education).

In addition to her teaching and research, she has been active with Division L of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Frankenberg is involved with the National Coalition for School Diversity, including the group’s Research Advisory Panel. She is also a fellow of the National Education Policy Center.

What school segregation looks like in the US today, in 4 charts

Jul 22, 2019 13:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris, a senator from California, has spoken about how she benefited from attending Berkeleys desegregated schools. There was a little girl in California who was part of the...

1 

Economy

Russian manufacturing decelerates in July, economy likely to grow 1.5 pct in 2019

Russias manufacturing fell back into decline in July after displaying signs of rebound, reflecting a lower oil price and generally falling demand conditions throughout the EMEA region and euro area. On a sequential basis,...

U.S. Treasury yields slightly recover on stabilising risk sentiments overnight; uncertainties still hover

The U.S. Treasury yields recovered during Fridays afternoon session as risk sentiments started to stabilize overnight, following comments from President Donald Trump that a call with China is scheduled around the corner...

UK 2-10Y gilt yield inversion raises further concerns on global growth outlook, dragged by lower U.S. yields

The United Kingdoms 2-10Y gilt yields inverted during European trading hours Friday, intrigued by the global growth concerns and uncertainties over U.S.-China trade relations, although President Trump said that he has a...

Persistent trade-tensions likely to cap the upside on overall investment activity in Malaysia, says ANZ Research

Persistent trade-tensions and subdued demand for technology products to cap the upside on overall investment activity from re-negotiated public projects in Malaysia, according to the latest report from ANZ...

Singapore’s NODX falls less than market expectations; outlook soft for remaining year, says OCBC Bank

Singapores non-oil domestic exports (NODX) for the month of July declined 11.2 percent y/y (+3.7 percent m/m sa), slightly better than OCBC Banks forecast for -15.2 percent y/y (+3.4 percent m/m sa), according to the...

Politics

Donald Trump loves that Melania Trump agrees with him about the prenup

The marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump is possibly one of the most followed subjects in the media today. Since Mr. Trump is known for being a wealthy man, many might be wondering...

Prototype of a nuclear missile that Vladimir Putin bragged about allegedly failed

This month marks the 20-year milestone of Russian President Vladimir Putins political career. However, it has been marred with a series of pro-democracy protests in Moscow as well as the death of five scientists from a...

To restore trust in government, we need to reinvent how the public service works

Around the world, the most informed and effective public servants are changing the way they develop policy and services. Australian public servants are eager to do the same, but their leaders are not supporting them to do...

Woody Harrelson attests just how much Donald Trump loves talking

President Donald Trump has been a well-known man in the business and entertainment industry, even before he started pursuing his political endeavors. Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump was a fashion model when she met her...

Could Boris Johnson really force through a no-deal Brexit in the middle of an election? A constitutional lawyer weighs in

The temperature has been rising over Brexit. Dominic Cummings, the UK prime ministers special adviser, has indicated that even if the government loses an autumn confidence vote and must ultimately call a general election,...

Science

Cryptic genetic variation: the hidden changes in your DNA that could produce new diseases

Rarely has our environment changed so quickly. On top of climate change, were exposing ourselves to air pollutants, microplastics and unprecedented levels of fat, salt and sugar in our food. Environmental change is one...

Lab studies suggest medicinal plants can help repair human bone and tissue

Theres been a rise in recent years of biomedical engineering techniques that can restore lost tissue and bone. If youve been in a car crash, for instance, there are ways to restore or repair the lost body part or damaged...

Environmental destruction is a war crime, but it's almost impossible to fall foul of the laws

An open letter from 24 scientists published in Nature last month calls on governments to draft a new Geneva Convention dedicated to protecting the environment during armed conflict. This inspired a number of headlines...

HIV/AIDS deaths drop despite lack of complete cure

The HIV and AIDS epidemic has been a global challenge for decades. Unfortunately, a complete cure that would kill HIV and AIDS from a patients body is still unavailable. But that does not mean there is no other way to...

Donald Trump’s cancer cure promise still needs proof

Scientists around the world have reported strides in developing more advanced treatments for cancer while the complete cure is still unavailable. Illnesses like cancer are some of the major concerns for many households,...

Technology

Developers promise the series will not end in ‘Borderlands 3’

Borderlands 3 will be released in less than a month and fans of the series are looking forward to it, especially for its new co-op gameplay. On the other hand, some gamers are wondering whether it is going to be the...

South Korea’s generous incentives might boost Tesla Model 3’s sales

Tesla has become a household name in North America, especially in the United States, where more and more consumers are choosing to get electric vehicles that can drive itself. This year, the company is seeing major...

The Last of Us Part 2 release date: Sequel to be featured in next State of Play in November, leaker claims

As Sony and Naughty Dog maintains their silence about The Last of Us Part 2, the rumor mill has done the opposite. The latest whispers making its round on the web claim that the sequel will not be releasing in February as...

Developers are still mum on 'The Sims 5' development 5 years since 'TS4' launch

EA and Maxis have been silent about the future of the The Sims franchise. So it is understandable if some gaming fans are a little worried that they might not see The Sims 5 happen. However, there are various reasons ...

‘Final Fantasy 8: Remaster’ release date: Physical edition surfaces after online retailer made it available for pre-order

Final Fantasy 8: Remaster will be coming out a few months from now and hardcore fans of the franchise and new blood alike are expected to dip their hands on the title. The game has plenty of rollercoaster moments...
  • ET PRO
  • Market Data

Market-moving news and views, 24 hours a day >

July 2 15:00 UTC Released

DKCurrency Reserves

Actual

449.6 Stale

Forecast

Previous

451.7 Stale

July 2 13:45 UTC Released

USISM NY Biz Conditions

Actual

50 %

Forecast

Previous

48.6 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 812696812696m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 812696812696m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 824516824516m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 812696812696m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 22 19:00 UTC 824516824516m

ARTrade Balance

Actual

Forecast

Previous

-1541 %

January 31 00:00 UTC 812696812696m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 812696812696m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

January 31 00:00 UTC 812696812696m

ARAnnual Primary Balance*

Actual

Forecast

2016 bln ARS

Previous

Bln AR bln ARS

Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.