CCJ Reports

Journey to school integration was painful, prolonged process

Journey to school integration was painful, prolonged process

Andrea Honaker, Telegraph staff writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under (Dis)Integration, Engagement Projects

Thelma Dillard had top-notch teachers during her years at Ballard-Hudson Senior High School, but the facilities and resources there were a different story. The school was still segregated when she attended in the early 1960s, and she learned from raggedy textbooks and worn chairs handed down from...

Race matters in school quality, but dialogue often difficult

Adam Ragusea

March 10, 2017


Filed under (Dis)Integration, (Dis)Integration Videos

“Why does everything have to be about race?” That’s what Sloan Oliver asked during a community forum about race and Bibb County schools on Jan. 24. The short answer? When it comes to school quality and educational outcomes, a large volume of scholarly research shows how race matters. Experts...

Racial concentration on the rise in Bibb schools

Racial concentration on the rise in Bibb schools

Debbie Blankenship and Adam Ragusea

January 13, 2017


Filed under (Dis)Integration

The proportion of white students attending Bibb County public schools has dropped by more than 40 percent over the last 20 years. At the same time, the population of black students has held relatively steady. When the state released its fall 2016 school enrollment data last month, the Bibb Coun...

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