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Plug into the movement in May!

The stillnotequal.org campaign will run for six weeks total, each week focusing on one of IntegrateNYC's "5Rs of Integration" and culminating in a week of action during the Brown v. Board anniversary week.
  • Race and Enrollment (April 9-13) 
  • Resource Allocation (April 16-20) 
  • Relationships (April 23-27) 
  • Restorative Justice (April 30-May 4) 
  • Teacher Representation (May 7-11) 
  • Week of Action: May 12-18

Have you done your part to amplify the #stillnotequal youth campaign?

When: April 9-May 18 (now!)

Help  @integratenyc students raise awareness among cultural and political influencers you're connected to on social media. Feel free to borrow these tweets:
  • [enter your org's handle] proudly supports @integratenyc youth in declaring that separate is #StillNotEqual. Take two minutes to watch their video at vimeo.com/264425604! 
  • [enter individual's handle]: will you join @integratenyc youth in declaring that separate is #StillNotEqual? More info: https://t.co/CXZP3BaDHU @integratenyc @Still_Not_Equal 

Integrated Schools Virtual Book Club

Choose from three times: 
  • May 6 from 9:00-10:30am PT
  • May 6 from 5:30-7:00pm PT
  • May 7 from 9:00-10:30am PT
May's book selection is Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools by  Amanda Lewis & John Diamond.

Diversity Matters: Getting Public School Choice Right

When: May 15
Location: Washington, DC

Find more information and registration about  The Century Foundation's event  here. Livestream will be available. Follow the conversation on social media at  #DiversityMatters.


NCSD Twitter Town Hall 

When: May 17 at 2pm EST

Join us on Twitter to discuss themes from our forthcoming research brief,  "Re-Weaving the Social Fabric through Integrated Classrooms: How Intergroup Contact Prepares Youth to Thrive in a Multiracial Society," which will be released earlier that week. 

Authors Linda Tropp and Suchitra Saxena will answer questions and chat with participants. 

Beyond Desegregation
Promising Practices for Diverse and Equitable Schools

When: May 29-31
Location: Cambridge, MA
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools Summer Institute

When: July 16-19 
Location: New York, NY
Teachers College, Columbia University

The Summer Institute provides educators with the knowledge and tools to create inclusive schools and classrooms in which all students learn from each other. This year's featured speaker is Professor Angela Valenzuela, from University of Texas-Austin.

More information and registration here.  

Call for manuscripts

Kappan call for manuscripts: Schooling in Segregated America 

Deadline: October 1, 2018 

Nearly 65 years after Brown v. Board of Education, our public schools remain intensely segregated along a number of dimensions: race, wealth, religion, home language, political affiliation, and more.  The February 2019 issue takes stock of just how separate and unequal our schools are today, and it highlights contemporary debates about the reasons for, effects of, and best ways to respond to segregation. 

In case you missed it..

Research Advisory Panel member Vanessa Siddle Walker was  voted President-Elect of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Congrats!

Webinar: Do (Some) White Parents Want Integrated Schools?

The latest  EmbraceRace webinar features Integrated Schools.

See if there's a local Integrated Schools group in your area by clicking here

"It is in this way that parenting becomes a process of piecing together the unwritten rules about how to advance your own child through a broken system, rather than considering the system as a whole. It becomes a game of telephone where you are passing along the questions you are supposed to be asking and the answers you are supposed to be pursuing - a strategic scramble rather than a moral investigation. You end up pursuing the answers to questions that weren't even yours to begin with."

"So perhaps the first thing parents of a certain economic class, largely white, must do is stop asking and answering other people's questions."

Stop Asking And Answering Other People's Questions

Columnist Courtney Martin explores issues related to school choice and privilege in this  On Being blog

Upcoming Events of Interest

All Children, Our Future: Civil Rights and Education Conference
Host: The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Washington, DC
Summit on Race and Inclusion
Host: Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance
Holland, MI
Land and Knowledge: Indigeneity, Survivance and Healing 
Host: The Critical Race Studies in Education Association
Albuquerque, NM
ERASE Racism Annual Benefit
Garden City, NY
Check out our  2018 conference listing.
Please let us know of upcoming events, by emailing  school-diversity@prrac.org.
"Color of Law" Book Tour with Richard Rothstein
Richard Rothstein continues his tour for his recent book,  Color of Law, which  uncovers a forgotten history of how racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments created patterns of residential segregation that persist to this day. See tour destinations and dates below.

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Host: Maryland Equity Project
College Park, MD

BRIGHTEST MINDS: Richard Rothstein's "The Color of Law"
Host: Washington Grantmakers (ticket required)
Washington, DC

Arlington Reads: Richard Rothstein's "The Color of Law"
Host: Arlington Central Library

Arlington, VA
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 * IntegratedSchools.org *  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.

Contact Us
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Website: school-diversity.org
Email: school-diversity@prrac.org
Mailing Address: 740 15th St. NW #300 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-544-5066