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Last night, NCSD sponsored a visit from NY Appleseed's Matt Gonzales at the Learn Together, Live Together monthly meeting (an effort to bring together DC-based school integration supporters). Matt provided an overview of his advocacy with NY Appleseed, nycASID, and IntegrateNYC. If you'd like to get involved in school integration efforts focused on DC and surrounding areas, contact LTLT.
For your reading pleasure...

Phi Delta Kappan's January edition is dedicated to the topic of "Schooling in segregated America," and features the following articles:  
The Century Foundation has released a set of toolkits for school leaders who want to learn more about integrating their schools. As a related resource, they have established an email address to  help connect this community: integratingclassrooms@tcf.org.
Toolkit #1

Recruiting and Enrolling , featuring strategies to set school-wide diversity goals, recruit a diverse pool of applicants, and enroll a diverse student body

Access toolkit here.

Toolkit #2

Integrating Classrooms and Reducing Academic Tracking , focused on strategies to open or embed honors courses, diversify enrollment in AP and IB classes, and implement school-wide enrichment programs

Access toolkit here .

Toolkit #3

Fostering Intergroup Contact in Diverse Classrooms , including strategies to set supportive norms within schools, encourage cross-racial friendships, and facilitate cooperative learning strategies  

Access toolkit here .

Upcoming events...

February 7, 2019
7:00 p.m. EST  
Hosted by: Reimagining Integration - Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES)

  • Kim Feicke, former Director of the Oregon Center for Educational Equity and national consultant on race, class and gender equity
  • Manuel J. Fernandez, Founding Head of School at the Cambridge Street Upper School; Co-Founder and former Executive Director of Empowering Multicultural Initiatives

February 28, 2019 
8:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST
Location: Carnegie Endowment Conference Center, Root Room 
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW in Washington, DC
Hosted by: Learning Policy Institute

Speakers include:
  • Donna Bivens, Boston Busing/Desegregation Project, Union of Minority Neighborhoods
  • John Brittain, Professor and Acting Dean, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Mohammed Choudhury, Chief Innovation Officer, San Antonio Independent School District
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, President, Learning Policy Institute
  • Nicole Dooley, Policy Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
  • Judith Johnson, Member, New York State Education Department Board of Regents
  • Richard D. Kahlenberg, Director of K-12 Equity and Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation
  • John B. King, Jr., CEO and President, The Education Trust; former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut), Member, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee
  • Gary Orfield, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; Co-Director, Civil Rights Project
  • Congressman Robert "Bobby" C. Scott (D-Virginia), Chair, Committee on Education and Labor
  • Patrick M. Shields, Executive Director, Learning Policy Institute
  • Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education, Columbia University Teachers College

CALL FOR PROPOSALS!  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 March 1, 2019.

More information about the conference to follow... 


The 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education is on May 17th, 2019. What are you doing to commemorate it? Share information with us so we can keep track...


Teaching Tolerance
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