ProPublica database of all civil rights investigations in public K-12 schools from the past three years, including ongoing cases
Elevated by ally: School Diversity Network
Attend Facing History’s seminar titled, “The Civil Rights Movement: Expanding Democracy.” For middle and high school - history and ELA teachers. Limited Space Available. Mention this campaign in your application.
Ally: Facing History and Ourselves
Choices in Little Rock: A curriculum unit on the history of school desegregation
Use Welcoming America’s Toolkit on Building Welcoming Schools.
Elevated by ally: Center for Education and Civil Rights
Facing Today Blog: 6 resources That Look at The History and Legacy of Brown V. Board
The Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Schools: Lessons for confronting the lasting legacies of segregated schools
Interact with it!
Is There Racial Inequality at Your School? Examine racial disparities in educational opportunities and school discipline using ProPublica’s interactive database.
Use NYU Metro Center’s tool to determine the extent to which your schools’ English Language Arts curricula are (or are not) culturally responsive. The scorecard is available in Spanish and English.
Ally: NYU Metro Center
Read this article in which a mother details her considerations when trying to determine where to send her children to school, while recognizing the segregation and educational inequities New York City’s schools.
Ally: Teachers Unite
Read about The Benefits of Socioeconomically and Racially Integrated Schools and Classrooms!
Ally: The Century Foundation
Incorporate the Century Foundation’s three toolkits for educators on creating and sustaining diverse schools.
Listen to it!
Brown v Board at Sixty-Five – The Stories We Tell Ourselves. In this first episode of Integrated Schools’ mini-series commemorating the 65th anniversary of Brown v Board, they’re joined by Dr. Rucker Johnson, author of Children of the Dream: Why Integration Works.
Ally: Integrated Schools- Families Choosing Integration
Part two of Integrated School’s Brown v. Board at 65: The Stories We Tell Ourselves features Dr. Noliwe Rooks helping us tell the full story of Brown v Board, particularly as it relates to black teachers and black schools.
Amanda Lewis joins Integrated Schools to discuss the legacy of Brown v Board, and how the stories we tell about it, allow even our most desegregated schools to continue to impact kids in very racialized ways.
Part 4 of Integrated Schools’ Brown v Board at 65 series pushes back on the narrative that desegregation is solely about black and white kids. David Hinojosa helps us better understand the Latinx perspective on integration from before Brown through today.
Greg and Carol, two black parents from different parts of the county, share their experiences in mostly white schools. Through them, we can see how far we have to go to created truly integrated schools.