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NCSD work to remove the "anti-busing riders" - sections 301 and 302 - from the 2018 Appropriations Bill continues! Click the image above to learn more and sign our petition.
New York City Council Education Committee Oversight Hearings on "Diversity in New York City Schools"

On December 7th, the New York City Council Education Committee held a meeting and received public comments regarding the City's plans to improve diversity and equity in its public schools, which include anti-bias training for teachers. Students from IntegrateNYC testified regarding their vision of Real Integration for New York City schools.

Additional NCSD members and school diversity advocates delivered prepared comments at the meeting - read their testimony below.
NCSD Member Updates 

Integrated Schooling, Strategies and Benefits for Diverse Learning

NCSD members Erica Frankenberg, Director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights, and David Hinojosa, National Director of Policy for the Intercultural Research Development Association, will be joined by Chris Weber,  Director of Student Assignment Services at Metro Nashville Public Schools, for an informational webinar where attendees will learn about the great social and academic benefits integrated schools can bring to communities and successful strategies happening in the field today. Click the image below to register.

Richard Rothstein Book Tour Continues

Richard Rothstein continues his tour for the new book Color of Law, which  uncovers a forgotten history of how racially explicit policies of federal, state, and local governments created the patterns of residential segregation that persist to this day. See tour destinations and dates below.
2018 Reimagining Education Summer Institute Early Registration Open

Now in its third year, the Reimagining Education: Teaching and Leaning in Racially Diverse Schools Summer Institute will be held July 16-19, 2018 at Teachers College. Columbia University in New York City. Over four days, educators and all stakeholders in K-12 education will engage in deep conversations with experts on pedagogy, curriculum and leadership about the role of race in education and emerge with an action plan tailored to your school or community. Learn more about the Reimagining Education Summer Institute and watch video highlights from our 2017 institute. Register now for early bird discount pricing.
Harvard RIDES Fellowship: Applications Due February 5, 2018
Promising Practices for Diverse and Equitable Schools Survey

Harvard RIDES recently  released the Promising Practices for Diverse and Equitable Schools survey, which will be used   to identify approaches schools and districts are using to move toward integration.   I continue to be struck in my contact with members of this network, at how many great practices are in place and how we don't do enough to share them.  Please fill out the short survey.
White Growth, Persistent Segregation: Could Gentrification Become Integration?

A new report from the UCLA Civil Rights Project examines  school enrollment patterns in Washington, DC's most rapidly gentrifying areas, which have seen a decline in racial segregation, more so in traditional public schools than in charter schools. 
School District Secessions:  How Boundary Lines Stratify School and Neighborhood Populations in Jefferson County, Alabama, 1968-2014

As our nation and our public school enrollment grow more racially diverse, and we continue to learn about the myriad of ways in which exposure to diversity in schools and neighborhoods benefits all, especially young people, it is important to carefully consider the creation of new structures like school district boundary lines that may further separate areas into homogenous subunits. This new research brief from Erica Frankenberg and Kendra Taylor, released through Penn State's Center for Education and Civil Rights, emphasizes that rethinking the provision of public schooling as a collective good instead of thinking of it as an individual benefit for students and their families is a first step towards critically assessing how this new generation of local control, when overlaying existing stratification, will further inequality.
It's not too late!
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Upcoming Events of Interest

All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color
Host: Center for Education and Civil Rights
University Park, PA
2018 National Policy Training Conference
Host: Magnet Schools of America
Washington, DC
Equity Summit 2018: Our Power. Our Future. Our Nation.
Host: PolicyLink
Chicago, IL
36th National Conference on Magnet Schools
Host: Chicago Public Schools & Magnet Schools of America
Chicago, IL
05/02/18 All Children, Our Future: Civil Rights and Education Conference
Host: The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Washington, DC

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.

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