Visualizing Durham Public School Communities

Project Summary

This project is inspired by an inter-institutional Bass Connections team from Duke and North Carolina Central University that is committed to developing more responsible and imaginative ways of partnering with Durham Public Schools (Link: https://bassconnections.duke.edu/project-teams/strengthening-partnerships-between-durham-public-schools-and-local-universities-2020). Students will use existing data sets combined with historic and contemporary city context to better understand the complex and nuanced details of different school communities.  Students will prioritize the public schools that most commonly partner with each respective university.  Our research aims to inform future pre-service trainings for university students, support local neighborhood schools in visualizing their communities, and help varied university offices articulate what “community” actually looks like.

Project Lead: Alec Greenwald

Project Manager: Nicolas Restrepo Ochoa

Themes and Categories
Year
2021
Contact
Paul Bendich
Mathematics
bendich@math.duke.edu

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