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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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.
For more on PRRAC’s work on education and school diversity, visit our page on the Housing-School Nexus.
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)
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)