10 Ways the Biden/Harris Administration Can Prioritize School Integration in its First 100 Days

We asked NCSD members to weigh in on school integration priorities for the Biden/Harris administration.

Here’s what we came up with for the first 100 days:

10 Ways the Biden/Harris Administration Can Prioritize School Integration in its First 100 Days

We’ll be sharing more ideas soon…stay tuned!

Virtual Performance of

Our next installment of #NCSD2020 will be a virtual performance of “Nothing About Us,” an original play about segregation by NY-based EPIC Theatre Ensemble. Co-hosted by: Integrated Schools, Public School Forum of North Carolina, and Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity, Inc. (METCO).

Find out more about this event (and register) at http://nothingaboutus.eventbrite.com. Happening November 9th […]

NCSD Co-sponsoring Hill Briefing with LPI (10/22/20)

Learning Policy Institute Congressional Briefing (Virtual) – “State and Federal Opportunities to Support More Diverse and Inclusive School Systems”

On October 22, 2020, we will be partnering with the Learning Policy Institute to present the congressional briefing “State and Federal Opportunities to Support More Diverse and Inclusive School Systems.” The nation’s work towards greater […]

Strength in Diversity Passes in House on 9/15

In a historic bipartisan vote on Sept 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Strength in Diversity Act with over 100 co-sponsors. The proposed legislation, one of NCSD’s two main policy priorities during this Congress, would provide support and funding for voluntary, locally-driven efforts to further racial and socioeconomic integration in schools.

Strength in […]

Using CARES Act Flexibility to Address Systemic Inequity and Integration

In NCSD’s latest publication, Jessica Mugler and Philip Tegeler of the Poverty and Race Research Action Council advance the idea of Using CARES Act Flexibility to Address Systemic Educational Inequality and Bring Students Together.

Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Calls for Greater Efforts to Ensure Educational Equity

The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force included language in their recommendations calling for a redoubling of efforts to further educational equity during a Biden administration:

“It is unacceptable that America’s public schools are more racially segregated today than they were when Brown v. Board of Education was decided 66 years ago. Democrats support appointing judges who […]

Policy Brief: Model State School Integration Policies

As educators across the country make a valiant effort to meet the needs of their students in response to the coronavirus crisis, the educational impacts of disparities in family resources and school funding are apparent. The crisis also reminds us of the many roles that schools play beyond academics. When students eventually return to […]

COVID-19 Resources

Member Pages

NYU Metro Center, Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Remote Learning

IntegrateNYC, COVID-19 Resources Page

The Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA), Learning Goes On – A COVID-19 Resource for Education (2020)

Learning Policy Institute, Learning in the Time of COVID-19 blog series (2020)


Resources and Links

Halley Potter and Joshua Starr, Analysis: Plans to […]

#NCSD2020 Virtual Conference (5/12 & 5/14)

Unfortunately, we had to postpone the live version of our 2020 conference (which was scheduled for March 26th and 27th in Washington, DC) due to COVID-19. While we are still looking forward to hosting an in-person gathering when it becomes safe to do so, we’ll be offering some of our sessions virtually. Keep checking back, […]

Policy Brief: Including Racial & SES Diversity in ESSA District Plans

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides an opening for states and local school districts to include racial and socioeconomic (SES) diversity as components of their improvement plans.

While only one state (New York) took advantage of this opportunity in the initial round of state ESSA plans, there are several ways that school […]