NCSD Research Brief No. 13 (May 2018). 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 society. This brief aims to summarize much of … [Read more...] about Re-Weaving the Social Fabric through Integrated Schools: How Intergroup Contact Prepares Youth to Thrive in a Multiracial Society
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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.
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
By John King, former Secretary of Education July-September 2017 Issue of Poverty & Race This fall, teachers and students all across the country are returning to school. But it’s not the typical start of the school year. Amid the usual preparations of setting up their classrooms, planning lessons, and getting to know children and families, educators also are confronting … [Read more...] about Stewards of Tolerance
Comment letter. In February 2017, PRRAC submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the importance of continued collection of information from schools for the Civil Rights Data Collection. Read our comment letter here. … [Read more...] about On the importance of maintaining the Civil Rights Data Collection