Updated June 28, 2019. By Philip Tegeler & Abi Hollinger After last week’s Democratic presidential debates, school integration has unexpectedly emerged as a serious issue in the campaign, as Senator Kamala Harris asserted the importance of school integration, based on her own experience growing up in Berkeley, California, and criticized Vice President Biden for … [Read more...] about The 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Positions on School Diversity & Related Educational Equity Issues (Philip Tegeler & Abi Hollinger, June 2019)
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PRRAC strongly supports federal, state and local efforts to increase racial and economic integration in K-12 education. We do this work primarily with and through the National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD), which we helped to found in 2009 along with former staff from the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Harvard Law School, and leadership of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the ACLU. Members of the NCSD Steering Committee include the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, PRRAC, ACLU, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, MALDEF, AALDEF, Kirwan Institute, NY Appleseed, UNC Center for Civil Rights, and the UCLA Civil Rights Project, along with a small group of prominent legal scholars. Since 2009, PRRAC has served as the primary staff and fiscal agent for the NCSD, with active support from many of the NCSD member organizations for specific advocacy campaigns, and volunteer contributions by members of the NCSD Research Advisory Panel.
NCSD et al Publication (NCSD et al, June 2019). Excerpt: "The report that follows is a compilation of essays by the National Coalition on School Diversity’s staff and members. It begins with an assessment of current threats to school integration. It then chronicles some of the new progress and opportunities we are seeing at state and local levels. We hope The State of … [Read more...] about State of Integration 2018 (NCSD et al, June 2019)
NCSD Research Brief No. 13 (May 2018). By Linda Tropp and Suchi Saxena. Synopsis: Schools remain one of the few social institutions that have the potential to bring youth together across racial and ethnic lines. New social science research demonstrates the importance of fostering sustained interracial contact between youth in order to prepare them to thrive in a multiracial … [Read more...] about Re-Weaving the Social Fabric through Integrated Schools: How Intergroup Contact Prepares Youth to Thrive in a Multiracial Society (NCSD, May 2018)
On April 7, 2018, the Poverty & Race Research Action Council returned to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to premiere "It's Time to Listen," a documentary short. "It's Time to Listen" traces the history of school segregation and resegregation in Hattiesburg, one of our Truth, Reconciliation, and Racial Healing partner locations. Immediately following the film premiere, there was a … [Read more...] about “It’s Time to Listen” PRRAC Documentary Short
The National Coalition on School Diversity has established a #CelebrateSchoolDiversity community on StoryCorps.org to help our members share stories, and we want to hear yours! View the community and create a StoryCorps account here. Next, download the StoryCorps App. Then, find a partner to help you record and share your story with the community. Anyone can … [Read more...] about #CelebrateSchoolDiversity is on StoryCorps.org