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Photo courtesy of the Learning Policy Institute.

Earlier today, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) hosted  "Bridging the Divide: School Integration Designs, " where they released two new reports on school integration:

"Understanding the Federal Role in Protecting Student Civil Rights: A Focus on School Diversity"  profiles successful integration models across the country, and examine s the importance of the federal role in protecting the civil rights of students.  

A second report, "Sharing the Wealth: How Regional Finance and Desegregation Plans Can Enhance Educational Equity," explores how interdistrict desegregation programs in Boston, MA; Hartford, CT; and Omaha, NE have been designed, financed, and implemented.
OUR POLICY AGENDA FOR THE NEW CONGRESS IS HERE!
We are proud to present our 2019 policy agenda, which is the result of months of work that started with us asking our network members: "What should the federal government be doing to incentivize school integration?" 



For your reading pleasure...


New EdBuild Report

Check out EdBuild's widely covered report,  23 Billion . In the report researchers meticulously show how economic inequality results in a disparity of $23 billion between white and nonwhite school districts.

 

Selected news coverage:

 




New York City's School Diversity Advisory Group  (SDAG) released a report  with a bold vision for integration and equity in New York schools. SDAG is co mprised of 40+ government stakeholders, local and national experts on school diversity, parents, teachers, advocates, students, and community leaders, including New York Appleseed and IntegrateNYC. 

The recommendations are presented using IntegrateNYC's 5Rs of Real Integration framework. 

CHECK IT OUT 


Opportunity Starts at Home

Former Secretary of Education/CEO of Education Trust John King is interviewed about the connection between residential and housing segregation.



 





Library Talks: How to Make Black Lives Matter at School

"As part of the nationwide campaign, Black Lives Matter at School Week, Schomburg Center's Associate Director of Education, Brian Jones organized a panel about this issue and how to challenge structural racism in schools. Featuring award-winning journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones, public school teacher, José Vilson, and two NYC high school student activists, Xoya David and Joshua Brown." 

 
ALSO...

Leading Equity

Professor Pedro Noguera is  interviewed about the continued segregation in today's educational system.


Integrated Schools

In these podcasts, parents and integration activists wrestle with how to responsibly and intentionally integrate schools. New in February:

Ep 11 - White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy
Ep 12 - Whiteness vs Rightness: A Conversation on Colonizing
Ep 13 - Hopes and Hazards of Dual Language
Ep 14 - Professor David Kirkland on Integration

News and Updates...
****LAST CALL ****

Would you or a member of your organization like to present to an audience of practitioners from schools, districts, CMOs, and other organizations at the " Beyond Desegregation: Engaging Practices for Diverse and Equitable Schools"  conference  April 30 - May 2, 2019? 

Submit your proposal  to the Reimagining Integration - Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) team by  TOMORROW, MARCH 1, 2019.
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Race Forward
City Garden Montessori School 
Beloved Community

Is social justice a priority in your classroom? Would you like to become more directly involved with Teaching Tolerance? Consider becoming part of their advisory board Being a Teaching Tolerance advisor is a great way to give back to the education community, learn more about our work and network with other anti-bias educators. The board was established in 2011 to help ensure that educational materials are relevant and reflect the diverse needs of educators working in school communities across the country. The board consists of classroom teachers, staff developers, librarians, school counselors and administrators who are currently active in K-12 education, including people working at the university level in teacher preparation programs.
Mark your calendars...



Get Your Tickets!!

EPIC students will be performing "Overdrive" (about standardized testing) and "Nothing Without Us" (about segregation)  on March 4th and 5th in NYC. You definitely don't want to miss these two critically-acclaimed student-written plays.

 
April 6, 2019 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
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. 
 
May 10, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
Location:  Pennsylvania State University
Nittany Lion Inn
University Park, PA

May 2019 marks the 65th anniversary of the landmark  Brown v. Board of Education  decision. To commemorate this milestone, the  Center for Education and Civil Rights (CECR)  and the  Africana Research Center (ARC)  are convening a national symposium of education, law, and policy scholars and practitioners at the Pennsylvania State University. Speakers will discuss Brown's promise of racial integration amidst major contemporary threats to civil rights in education. 

We will explore these issues in panels on:
  • Policies and Practices Perpetuating Racial Inequality
  • The Role of the State Today
  • Growing Critically Conscious Teachers
New York Times journalist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient  Nikole Hannah-Jones  will keynote the symposium's luncheon.  

03/19/ 19
Host: METCO
Boston, MA
03/21/19
Host: The Potter's House
Washington, DC
04/10/19
04/13/19
Host: Magnet Schools of America
Baltimore, MD
07/15/19
07/18/19
Host:  The  "Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools"  (RIDES) Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA
 
Check out our  2019 conference listing (still in progress)
Please let us know of upcoming events, by emailing  school-diversity@prrac.org.
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. * Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (METCO) * Learn Together, Live Together * Beloved CommunityChicago United for Equity

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