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Many of our members are presenting at and attending this conference, reflecting on the 1968 Kerner Commission report. You can read an executive summary of the Commission's report here

Tomorrow, a panel on "Education, Achievement, and Performance," featuring Rucker Johnson, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Jitu Brown will be moderated by Erica Frankenberg. A related report by Linda Darling-Hammond, Education and the Path to One Nation, Indivisible, summarizes the state of education and offers recommendations.

Follow along and join in the dialogue on Twitter using #Kerner50 -- don't forget to tag @diverse_schools!

A few updates:

Monday, March 5
9:30 am coffee/donuts 
10:00 am program 
Dirksen Senate Office Building 
Room SD-G50

Policy Briefing in Washington DC

Bringing Civil Rights Research to Bear on Voucher Programs: Are the Promises Realized?

The Civil Rights Project and collaborators from several research universities will present new research on the civil rights implications of voucher programs.

Information and RSVP here

Court Haults Gardendale Secession

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied Gardendale, Alabama's motion to separate itself from the Jefferson County public school system. The appeal was litigated by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. Read LDF's statement here

For more context on this case, see article here.

Leading the Charge for Student Leadership in New York
New York Appleseed joined students from IntegrateNYC and Teens Take Charge to meet with the New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and Regents Luis Reyes, Judith Johnson, and Christine Chea to collaborate on the development of a Statewide Student Advisory Council focused on Diversity, Equity, and Integration.

If you are interested in learning more about this work, please contact Matt Gonzales at mgonzales@nyappleseed.org. 

New Resources and Publications
  • Charter Schools Driving Segregation in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.new study released by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA with researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte finds that charter schools in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are directly and indirectly undermining school district efforts to desegregate public schools.
In case you missed it..

Educational Inequality through Digital Storytelling

Earlier this week, Alvin Chang delivered a public lecture at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Video and resources are available here

Alvin Chang is Senior Graphics Reporter at Vox.com. He previously worked as a data journalist at the Connecticut Mirror.

The Century Foundation Co-Hosts "Debate of the Century" on School Segregation

Watch Professor Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University and Dr. Howard Fuller of Marquette University debate whether school segregation is one of the biggest threats to education today. 

Moderated by the former secretary of education John King.

The Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR) seeks a post-doctoral scholar to assist with all aspects of the Center including conducting and disseminating research to a wide range of audiences; writing for media, policymakers, and practitioners; and organizing and planning national convenings and local events.  The position will be open until filled. Applications received by March 31, 2018 are assured of full consideration. 

Please direct any questions to CECR Director Erica Frankenberg at euf10@psu.edu, using subject line "CECR Post-Doc."
The Poverty & Race Research Action Council is hiring for two positions:

Communications Manager. This position is geared toward mid-level communications professionals who can provide vision and leadership to PRRAC in developing and implementing the strategies, messages, and materials that promote PRRAC and NCSD as valuable systemic change agents and leading experts on issues related to housing and school integration policy and environmental justice. 

Policy Fellow. PRRAC also seeks a recent or emerging law school graduate who is committed to civil rights and who is interested in engaging in federal, state, and local policy advocacy, detailed regulatory analysis, and public education and field outreach. This position will primarily involve fair housing work, with additional projects in education and environmental justice policy according to interest and need.
Upcoming Events of Interest

Opportunity to connect with NCSD members at NYCoRE conference:

The "Real Representation for Real Integration" workshop will bring together New York City based students, educators, parents, and community activists fighting school integration. Led by New York Appleseed, IntegrateNYC and Epic Theatre Ensemble, this session will explore youth activism, youth-centered policy design, arts activism, and the ways in which educators and adult allies can support and join youth-led movements.

Learn more about New York Collective of Radical Educators (NYCoRE) here.

Alumni of Color Conference: Radicalize, Reimagine, Reconstruct
Host: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA
8th Annual NYCoRE Conference
Host: New York Collective of Radical Educators
New York, NY
Critical Race Theory Conference
Host: Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
36th National Conference on Magnet Schools
Host: Chicago Public Schools & Magnet Schools of America
Chicago, IL
Emerging Best Practices: Preventing and Addressing Bias-Based Incidents in Schools (email for info)
Hosts: Boston Public Schools Office of Equity and Boston Educational Development Fund
Boston, MA
05/02/18 All Children, Our Future: Civil Rights and Education Conference
Host: The Leadership Conference Education Fund
Washington, DC

Check out our  2018 conference listing.
Please let us know of upcoming events, by emailing  school-diversity@prrac.org.

Reimagining Integration Practices Conference 
Harvard Graduate School of Education

More info coming soon here.

Reimagining Education Summer Institute 
Teachers College, Columbia University
"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.

Book Lecture 
(Must RSVP)
Host: McKinney School of Law
Indianapolis, IN
White Lies: The Truth About Segregation
Sponsored by: United Way of Central Ohio
Host: Columbus Metropolitan Club
Rothstein will appear with Lawrence Funderburke, former OSU and NBA basketball star, and the author of "Sociopsychonomics," and Noceeba Southern, administrative law judge, former state court judge and federal prosecutor.
Columbus, OH
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