Kori seeks to understand the underlying causes
and consequences of educational inequality, and he is particularly interested
in the mechanisms through which a wide range of educational policies—such as
school choice, accountability, and school restructuring—impact the educational
opportunities and outcomes of students from different racial/ethnic and
socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition, Kori is committed to working directly
with district policymakers to produce actionable research that balances the
imperative goal of equity with the practical, often complex demands of
educational agencies. Kori’s
research has been published in venues such as The American Educational Research Journal and The Teachers College Record and has been covered by Education
Week, and The Atlantic.
ongoing research at HERC investigates: (1) the impact that school closures
have on the educational trajectories of displaced students in Houston, and (2)
the effects that the wide-spread school choice system in Houston have on
educational access and opportunity.
Richards, M.P., & Stroub, K.J. (2015). An
accident of geography? Assessing the gerrymandering of public school attendance
zones. Teachers College Record, 117(7), 1-32.
Richards, M.P., & Stroub, K.J. (2014). The
fragmentation of metropolitan public school districts and the segregation of
American schools: A longitudinal analysis. Teachers
College Record, 116(12), 1-30.
Stroub, K.J., & Richards, M.P. (2013). From
resegregation to reintegration: Trends in metropolitan school segregation,
1993-2010. American Educational Research Journal,
Richards, M.P., Stroub, K.J., & Holme, J.J.
(2012). Can NCLB Choice Work? Modeling the effects of inter-district choice on
student access to higher-performing schools. In R. Kahlenberg (Ed.), The Future of School Integration: Diversity as
an Education Reform Strategy. Washington, DC: The Century
Richards, M.P., Stroub, K.J., & Vasquez Heilig,
J. (2012). Achieving diversity in the Parents Involved era: Evidence for
geographic integration plans in metropolitan school districts. Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and
Policy, 14(1), 65-95.
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