The Cities, Suburbs & Schools Project is both an undergraduate seminar and a research collaboration based at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Students, staff, and faculty work with community partners to better understand the relationship between schooling and housing over time in the metropolitan Hartford region. This site features:
- Blog — recent posts on research and policy analysis in central Connecticut
- Research — annotated bibliography of articles, book chapters, and student projects
- Seminar — present and past syllabi with readings and research assignments
The CSS Project has engaged in community research and outreach on multiple topics:
- Sheff v O’Neill school desegregation lawsuit and ongoing remedy phase (1989-present)
- Public school choice, including interdistrict magnets, charters, and Open Choice
- SmartChoices and other digital web apps to search for schools and housing
- Histories of inequality and civil rights published with ConnecticutHistory.org
- Oral history interviews and archives in the Trinity Library Digital Repository
- Data visualizations of interactive charts and maps with The Connecticut Mirror
- On The Line, an open-access digital book-in-progress on schooling and housing
Contact: Jack Dougherty, Professor of Educational Studies, Trinity College
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I just wanted to say that I found this site on a search for a particular article and am enjoying looking around. I’m a Trinity alum (’94) who was a psych major but also took a number of ed classes. I am very involved in the intentionally diverse charter school world. That’s all! This was cool to come upon. Hope all is well in Hartford.
Jack – your research looks even more fun now than when I was at Trinity.