2017 Conferences



Dates: April 26-30
Host: Magnet Schools of America
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Main contact: Judy Shen, judy.shen@magnet.edu
Description: MSA National Conference (35th Annual)
Website: http://msalosangeles2017.org/
Type: Open to general public (fee required)

Furthering Diversity in K-12 Schools through Student Assignment
Date: June 1

Host: Center for Education and Civil Rights – Penn State University
Location: Washington, DC (Georgetown Law School)
Main contact: Erica Frankenberg, euf10@psu.edu
Description: School leaders will work alongside one another, advocates, and researchers on various aspects of designing, implementing, and sustaining student assignment plans that promote racial and socioeconomic diversity. Possible topics include: engaging and educating district residents about diversity & diversity policies; resources to support technical design/implementation; ideas for furthering outreach to diverse groups; considering use of race, socioeconomic status, and geography to achieve diversity; considering housing and transportation policies to support student assignment; considering equity of policies; and separate tracks for charter/magnet schools for topics such as weighted lotteries for admission. Expected outcomes are establishing on-going support networks for districts and charter schools, and providing school leaders with research to assist them wherever they are in the process of considering or implementing racial and socioeconomic diversity efforts.
Website and Registration: https://cecr.ed.psu.edu/furthering-diversity-k-12-schools-through-student-assignment
Type: Open to general public (no registration fee)

Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools
Dates: July 17-21
Host: Teachers College, Columbia University
Location: New York City, NY
Main contact: Amy Stuart Wells, ReimagineEd@tc.columbia.edu
Description: The “Reimagining Education: Teaching and Learning in Racially Diverse Schools” Summer Institute will offer educators, school district officials, graduate students and stakeholders at all levels high-quality professional development and the opportunity to connect with people across the country who are committed to sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools and classrooms.
Note: 3 professional development credits/continuing education units are offered through the Institute.
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/ReEd
Type: Open to general public (fee required)


IntegrateUS 2017 Summer Institute: Building a National Movement of Youth Leaders for Integration
Dates: July 31-August 2
Location: Online
Main contact: Sarah Camiscoli, sarah@integratenyc4me.com
IntegrateNYC4me is a youth-led organization that brings young people from segregated schools together to investigate the impact of segregation on their lives and design solutions for school integration that will impact the 1.1 million students in the NYC DOE. The IntegrateUS 2017 Summer Institute is a powerful opportunity for organizations to learn about the structures and systems necessary to support youth leadership development and expression. This virtual institute will join, train, and catalyze youth leaders and their adult allies to build their own chapters of Integrate in their communities and to realize the kind of transformation our nation’s students know to be possible and feel to be necessary.
Website: https://integrateusvirtualsummerinstit.splashthat.com/#rsvp
Type: Free and open to general public (registration required)

A Struggle We Must Win: Advancing School Integration through Activism, Youth Voice, and Policy Reform
Dates: Oct 19 & 20
Host: National Coalition on School Diversity
Location: New York City, NY
Main contact: Gina Chirichigno, gchirichigno@prrac.org
Description: National conference on school diversity
Website: https://prracncsd.wpengine.com/2017-conference
Type: Open to general public (fee required)