Bridging the Divide

The struggle to move past segregated schools

At a time when Maryland's population is growing more diverse, the schools are becoming more segregated. With a grant from the Education Writers Association, Baltimore Sun reporters Liz Bowie and Erica L. Green examined local attempts to better integrate schools by race and class. Along with photographer Lloyd Fox, they interviewed students, teachers, parents and researchers. The Sun also commissioned an analysis from the Maryland Equity Project at the University of Maryland to create a database that breaks down every public school's racial and socioeconomic makeup.

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