A NCSD Policy Brief (August 2020). Prepared by Jessica Mugler & Philip Tegeler (PRRAC). Excerpt: "Congress provided $16.2 billion in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for emergency relief to elementary and secondary schools. The CARES Act gives flexibility to governors and local education agencies (LEAs) to decide how to spend their … [Read more...] about Using CARES Act Flexibility to Address Systemic Educational Inequities & Bring Students Together (NCSD, August 2020)
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Link to PDF. July 1, 2020 Our separate and unequal K-12 education system is one of the foundational pillars of structural racism in the United States – school segregation directly reinforces racial and class hierarchy. The COVID crisis has sharply exposed these inequities in our education system, and the ongoing protests against systemic racism in policing have also … [Read more...] about An Anti-Racist Agenda for State and Local Education Agencies (PRRAC, July 2020)
A NCSD & PRRAC Policy Brief (May 2020). Excerpt: "State governments are in the best position to reverse the tide of increasing racial and socioeconomic segregation in our public schools if the political will is present. The federal government, through the Every Student Succeeds Act ("ESSA"), provides significant compensatory funding for lower-income schools in Title … [Read more...] about Model State School Integration Policies (NCSD & PRRAC, May 2020)
NCSD Policy Brief (NCSD, November 2019). Prepared by Philip Tegeler and Lily Milwit, Poverty & Race Research Action Council. Key Points: The current Title I formula under ESSA can disincentivize innovative interdistrict programs that promote racial and economic integration since Title I allocations shrink as districts reduce their overall levels of school poverty. … [Read more...] about Title I Funding and School Integration (NCSD, November 2019)
Updated November 12, 2019. By Philip Tegeler, Abi Hollinger, and Lily Milwit The first set of Democratic presidential debates in June brought to the spotlight issues of school diversity and equity, as Senator Kamala Harris asserted the importance of school integration, based on her own experience growing up in Berkeley, California, and criticized Vice President … [Read more...] about The 2020 Democratic Candidates’ Positions on School Diversity & Related Educational Equity Issues (Philip Tegeler, Abi Hollinger, & Lily Milwit, November 2019)