Molloy Professor Allison Roda in the News
Inequality in Gifted and Talented Programs examines the relationship between gifted and talented (G&T) education, school choice, and racialized tracking within New York City elementary schools. Roda examines parental attitudes around placing their children in a racially diverse elementary school with segregated G&T and General Education programs.
March 7, 2019 - Integrated Schools Podcast
Dr. Allison Roda joins us to discuss Gifted and Talented programs and segregation. Gifted programs (sometimes called G/T, GATE, TAG, etc) have long been criticized for serving a disproportionately large percentage of white and/or privileged students. Dr. Roda's research looks at how access to these programs is often 'gamed' by white/privileged families. In this episode, we discuss this research along with the the perceived importance of the label of "gifted" (and the stigmas of not acquiring the label). We talk about the challenges that gifted programs create for educational justice and what Dr. Roda suggests we could do about it.
February 8, 2019 - No Wrong Answers Podcast Interview
Many city schools struggle with the g-word. Gentrification. But there are actual steps schools can take to get involved. Plus, norms about manhood are changing but our teachers seeing a difference in their male students? Three female teachers give us their take.
January 17, 2019 - Chalkbeat
Now that the holiday season has come to a close and the flow of Amazon boxes arriving at our doorsteps has slowed to a trickle, New Yorkers and Virginians are bracing themselves for a different Amazon arrival - the company's new offices planned for Long Island City and Northern Virginia. As education researchers, we are focused on how Amazon's arrival will transform schools in both areas. We've spent years studying gentrification and education and believe that Amazon's arrival presents an important opportunity to learn from the past - and to create policies that benefit all students and families before it is too late.
Parenting in the Age of High-Stakes Testing: Gifted and Talented Admissions and the Meaning of Parenthood
January 10, 2019 - Teachers College, The Voice interview