Boosting Public School Diversity

Catherine Albiston

A research team including Catherine Albiston ’93 has been awarded a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help the San Francisco Unified School District create a new student assignment system. Albiston, UC Berkeley School of Information Professor Niloufar Salehi, and University of Southern California Professor Afshin Nikzad will assist the district in designing a zone-based system aimed at increasing diversity in schools and predictability for families while maintaining strong connections among students and families in neighborhood schools.