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(DC) Bridging the Divide: School Integration Designs
February 28 @ 8:15 am - 12:00 pm EST
Our nation is struggling with a serious and deepening racial divide that we must bridge to preserve our democracy. We seem to be moving further away from, rather than toward the promise outlined in the seminal case of Brown v. Board of Education: to ensure that all children, regardless of race or ethnicity, have access to quality educational opportunities. On February 28th, please join us for a forum that will examine where we stand today with regard to realizing educational equity. This forum will feature experts who will share lessons learned from efforts to fulfill Brown’s promise. Experts will also analyze approaches being taken to ensure that school system design helps to prepare students to be effective participants in our diverse democracy.
The forum will feature the release of a new Learning Policy Institute report, The Federal Role and School Integration: Brown’s Promises and Present Challenges. The report highlights the significance and history of the federal role in promoting diversity in k-12 public schools.
Participants will identify policy levers and best practices for advancing diverse learning environments.