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Register today for our 4/9 Hill Briefing
Sixty-five years after  Brown v. Board of Education , the research remains clear that integrated schools produce better outcomes for all students, and strategies to promote racial and socioeconomic diversity are being used by school districts across the country.

Please join us and The Century Foundation (TCF) for a Congressional briefing on how all levels of government can support the growing national movement for school integration. We've got a great lineup planned, check it out
The Steering Committee is Officially Formed!

The process of reconstituting our steering committee is now complete. This represents important step toward developing the capacity to meet our 2018-2020 strategic planning goals. One of our main aspirations for this process was ensuring that our coalition's diversity is better reflected in its governance. We are excited to work with the following people:
  • Tanya Clay House 
  • Susan Eaton 
  • Courtney Everts Mykytyn 
  • David Glaser 
  • Matthew Gonzales 
  • Elaine Gross 
  • Sufyan Hameed 
  • Monique Lin-Luse 
  • Brenda Shum 
  • Philip Tegeler
  • (2 seats are still open, in order to ensure geographic representation)
Help Us Welcome Our Two New Members!

We are very excited to welcome two new members to the coalition: 

(An update for other organizations that are interested in applying--our steering committee is in the process of revising NCSD's membership criteria. Until this process is complete, we are not accepting new applications. We'll be in touch when it's time!

For your reading pleasure...

Diverse Families, Desirable Schools: Public Montessori in the Era of School Choice by Mira Debs

Curious about public Montessori schools and how the interact with public school choice? Check out this new book by Mira Debs, the executive director of Yale University's Education Studies Program and a lecturer in the Sociology Department.


Where Do We Go From Here? 
The Movement for School Desegregation and Equity in Hartford, Connecticut

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund's  infographic explainer on the history of integration efforts and current legal challenges in Hartford, Connecticut.

New York City...


NYC Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza discusses specialized high school reform and the resistance to his integration policies.

Listen here.

Stolen Education?
NCSD member Will Stancil weighs in on the college-admissions scandal:

F LASHBACK:  Susan Eaton (NCSD Member) and Amy Stuart Wells (Research Advisory Panel Member) have written commentaries on educational injustice and inequality in K-12 public education.

#IntegrateNOW Fundraiser

This month NYC-based  Teens Take Charge  unveiled their  "Enrollment Equity Plan"   to integrate New York City high schools and began a fundraising campaign.
Link to learn more  here.

Link to donate  here.



City Garden Montessori
The Education Trust
HeartBeat Ensemble
Learning Policy Institute
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Mark your calendars...

Algorithm Hackathon
April 6, 2019 
New York, NY 

Researchers, coders, policymakers, parents, and students will come together to use real admissions data to make IntegrateNYC's students' vision for a transformed enrollment process a reality. INYC students hope to further develop their prototype into a fully-functioning equity-based choice algorithm to serve all 300,000 NYC public high school students. Help them make it happen!

Othering & Belonging
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley 
April 8-10, 2019 
Oakland, CA

The 2019 conference will explore a range of themes related to the current state of the world today including rising authoritarianism, climate change, migration, technology and big data, and changing demographics.

Beyond Desegregation
RIDES Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education
April 30-May 2, 2019
Cambridge, MA

Keynote speakers include john a. powell  (UC Berkeley) and Karen Mapp  (Harvard University) on May 1, and John Brittain  (University of the District of Columbia) on May 2.  The conference sessions will include  organizations that work closely with schools and districts as well as practical presentations from educators who support diversity, equity, and integration in their schools. 
The 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education is on May 17th, 2019. What are you doing to commemorate it? Share information with us so we can keep track...
  • University Park, PA (May 10): The Center for Education and Civil Rights at Pennsylvania State University is co-convening a national symposium of education, law, and policy scholars and practitioners at Pennsylvania State University. Three panels will explore integration issues on: 1) Policies and Practices Perpetuating Racial Inequality; 2) The Role of the State Today; 3) Growing Critically Conscious Teachers. RSVP before April 10, 2019. 
  • Washington, DC (May 17): The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund will be celebrating the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. More details to come soon. For information on tickets or sponsorship: contact or 212-965-2265.
  • New York City (May 17): IntegrateNYC will celebrate the transformation they envision for students by hosting a #RetireSegregation Party, which will be preceded by a six-week campaign to elevate student voice to say 65 years since Brown v. Board of Education is enough. Email for more information.
Host: National Partnership for Educational Access
Chicago, IL
Host: Magnet Schools of America
Baltimore, MD
Host: Ida B. Wells Society
Baltimore, MD
Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools
Host: Teacher's College, Columbia University
New York City, NY
Check out our  2019 conferences list (still in progress)
Please let us know of upcoming events, by emailing
The National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) is a network of national civil rights organizations, university-based research centers, and state and local coalitions working to expand support for government policies that promote school diversity and reduce racial isolation. We also support the work of state and local school diversity practitioners. Our work is informed by an advisory panel of scholars and academic researchers whose work relates to issues of equity, diversity, and desegregation/integration .
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund * Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund   American Civil Liberties Union * Poverty & Race Research Action Council  * Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law  * Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund  * Magnet Schools of America  * One Nation Indivisible  * Southern Poverty Law Center  * Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School  * Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA  * Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University  * University of North Carolina Center for Civil Rights  * Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at the Ohio State University  * Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley  * Education Rights Center, Howard University School of Law  * Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity at the University of Minnesota Law School  * Education Law Center  * New York Appleseed  * Sheff Movement Coalition  * Voluntary Interdistrict Choice Corporation  * ERASE Racism  * Chicago Lawyers' Committee  * Empire Justice Center  * IntegrateNYC  * Intercultural Development Research Association  * Reimagining Integration: The Diverse and Equitable Schools Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education * Institute for Social Progress at Wayne County Community College District  * Center on Law in Metropolitan Equity at Rutgers Law School  * Equity Assistance Center (Region II) at Touro College * *  The Office of Transformation and Innovation at the Dallas Independent School District  * Live Baltimore * Maryland Equity Project   Center for Education and Civil Rights  * National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector  * The Center for Diversity and Equality in Education at Rutgers University * Being Black at School * UnifiEd * The Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy * Public Advocacy for Kids * The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools * Family and Friends of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children * The School Desegregation Notebook * Temperament, Affect, and Behavior in Schools (TABS) Lab * Fair Housing Justice Center, Inc. * Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (METCO) * Learn Together, Live Together * Beloved CommunityChicago United for Equity * Learning Policy Center * Public School Forum of North Carolina

Contact Us
  National Coalition on School Diversity
c/o Poverty and Race Research Action Council
Mailing Address: 740 15th St. NW #300 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-544-5066