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We're making steady progress in our efforts to remove the "anti-busing riders" - sections 301 and 302 - from the 2018 Appropriations Bill. Please continue to share information about our petition and engage with your legislators. Click links to find updates and a fact sheet you can use.  



" Cutting School deftly traces the financing of segregated education in America, from reconstruction through Brown v. Board of Education up to the current controversies around school choice, teacher quality, the school-to-prison pipeline, and more, to elucidate the course we are on today: the wholesale privatization of our schools." Read more...


Calling All Parents! 
Integrated Schools Book Club to Discuss Cutting School by Noliwe Rooks

Integrated Schools is kicking 2018 off with a hard-hitting look at the relationships between segregation and privatization.  Its January Book Club selection is Cutting School by Noliwe Rooks.  

PRRAC seeking information about efforts to connect housing and schools

Are you aware of any efforts to combine school and housing integration work, or to bring together state and local housing and education (and transportation) officials to explore the issue, as the Obama Administration had encouraged?

Over the next year, the Poverty and Race Research Action Council aims to expand the knowledge base on interventions that leverage the housing-school policy connection in support of integration. We are putting together a report that will include examples of joint housing-school-transportation planning activity. We are also planning a late fall conference on the housing-school connection, at which we plan to highlight what we've learned from the field.

If you know of examples of efforts that would be worth highlighting, please fill out this form with a few details and we will follow up with you!
In case you missed it..


Can We Really Raise Inclusive Kids in Segregated Neighborhoods?

(Embrace Race Webinar)

Listen here. Find more Embrace Race webinars here

Integrated Schooling: Strategies and Benefits for Diverse Learning

(IDRA EAC-South Webinar)

In this  webinar, learn about the great social and academic benefits integrated schools can bring to communities and successful strategies happening in the field today.

Additional information  here.

Resources from the  Summit for Civil Rights , hosted by the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity and its partners, were recently posted here. The Summit, held November 9-10, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Law School, "was a powerful convening of people and institutions advocating for racial justice, social inclusion and economic opportunity. Hundreds of delegates, panelists, participants and speakers came from across the country representing organized labor, law, academia, civil rights organizations, the faith community, and local and national government."
NEWS: Integration Across the Nation 

New Resources and Publications

Diversifying the Field

Check out this series of resources offered by IDRA EAC-South related to recruiting and retaining teachers of color, including:

Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive K-12 Schools: A New Call for Philanthropic Support

This report makes the case for philanthropic investment in racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse K-12 public schools. Authors Susan Eaton and Suchi Saxena offer an overview of work in this field, its evolution, its growing popularity, supportive research base and hopeful contemporary examples. The report provides a variety of paths for funders to support this work in ways that align with common philanthropic strategies and priorities.
Educators: Share your promising practices for diverse and equitable schools

Please take 10 minutes to describe a promising practice you are using to promote integrated schools with the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools Project. 

RIDES has been scouring published material and the web for promising practices, but not all the good ideas and approaches have already been written about. By sharing your approaches, you will help others. 
  • RIDES will post selected responses, along with your name and the name of your school or district or charter management organization on our website
  • Some practices will be selected and highlighted as exemplar cases during our Moving Beyond Desegregation Institute in Spring 2018 (save the date info below). If one or more of the practices you share is selected for presentation at the conference, we will waive your conference fee to have you come and present it. 

Please contact Whitaker Brown at whitakerbrown@gmail.com if you have any questions. 

Upcoming Events of Interest

Reimagining Integration Practices Conference 
Harvard Graduate School of Education

More info coming soon here.

Reimagining Education Summer Institute 
Teachers College, Columbia University

All the Colors We Are: The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color (Parent Lunch & Learn)
Host: Center for Education and Civil Rights
University Park, PA
Host: Alliance for Quality Education of New York
NCSD members IntegrateNYC and NYC Appleseed will participate. 
Bronx, NY
2018 National Policy Training Conference
Host: Magnet Schools of America 
Washington, DC
Featuring Professor Sheryll Cashin of Georgetown University and  Dr. Howard Fuller of Marquette University 
Hosts: NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and The Century Foundation 
Washington, DC
The Kerner Commission at 50 Conference
Host: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, 21st Century Cities Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, Economic Policy Institute
(*Some speakers will be presenting virtually from Baltimore, MD, for the main conference in CA. There is no registration fee to attend the Baltimore event, but space is limited. Reserve a ticket.)
Berkeley, CA
Baltimore, MD*
Alumni of Color Conference: Radicalize, Reimagine, Reconstruct
Host: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge, MA
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

Our  2018 conference listing is still in process.
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.

Fair Housing Breakfast Summit
Host: Central Alabama Fair Housing Center
Montgomery, AL
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Host: University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Citywide Book Read During Black History Month
(Must RSVP)
Host: EmpowerWest
Louisville, KY
Panel Discussion: The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Host: The University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research 

Lexington, KY
Color of Law Book Signing and Discussion
(Must RSVP)
Host: Daviess County Bar Association 

Owensboro, KY
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
  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