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Andrene J. Castro

Virginia Commonwealth University

Andrene J. Castro is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and research faculty at the Institute for Inclusion, Inquiry, and Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University. Castro’s research explores the cultural politics of race in education with an emphasis on teacher recruitment and retention policy and the impact of educational policies on school-community dynamics. 

NEPC Publications

NEPC Review: Integrating Housing and Education Solutions to Reduce Segregation and Drive School Equity (Urban Institute, August 2023)

Megan Gallagher, Rachel Lamb, Alexa Kort, & James Carter
Tim DeRoche, Hailly T.N. Korman, & Harold Hinds
Integrating Housing and Education Solutions to Reduce Segregation and Drive School Equity
When Good Parents Go to Jail: The Criminalization of Address Sharing in Public Education

School attendance boundaries, like the district boundaries that encompass them, are politically and socially constructed, largely determined by state boards of education or local school boards. Two recent reports address issues associated with inequities that result from such tight coupling of housing and schooling. The first specifically focuses on inequitable school resources and educational outcomes tied to residential and school segregation. The second explores families’ use of an address other than their own to enroll a child in a more desirable school—a practice known as address sharing, punishable by law in many locales. Neither report is sufficiently nuanced to directly shape policy, although both can do much to inform it.

Suggested Citation: Castro, A.J. (2023). NEPC review: Integrating housing and education solutions to reduce segregation and drive school equity and When good parents go to jail: The criminalization of address sharing in public education. Boulder, CO: National Education Policy Center. Retrieved [date] from

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