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Free event to examine diversity in K-12 schools

The Penn State College of Education's Center for Education and Civil Rights will hold a free event focused on "Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment," scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, 1st Floor, in Washington, D.C.

CECR logoStudents of color now are a majority in U.S. public schools, yet are increasingly segregated by race and class, as are many of the communities around the country. School integration is an important evidence-based strategy that can improve academic and social outcomes for students from all racial and economic backgrounds. In this new era, however, it can be difficult to know what type of diversity policies are both effective and permissible.

The Penn State College of Education's Center for Education and Civil Rights will address this issue at a free event focused on "Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment," scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Georgetown Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW, 1st Floor, in Washington, D.C.

School leaders will work alongside one another, advocates, and researchers on learning more about various aspects of designing, implementing and sustaining student assignment plans that promote racial and socioeconomic diversity. This meeting will include new research about what diversity efforts districts are undertaking and what is known about the effectiveness of these models.
 
More information, including the full agenda, can be found at http://bit.ly/2rMD4HD online. To register for this free event, complete the registration form at http://bit.ly/2qgKcKs and indicate which breakout session you plan to attend.

The event is co-sponsored by Georgetown Law; National Coalition on School Diversity; and Poverty and Race Research Action Council.