Event: UCLA Civil Rights Project Hill Briefing (3/13/24)

Join us on the Hill (in person or virtually) on March 13 at 11:30am ET for a policy briefing hosted by The Civil Rights Project at UCLA. Featuring Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA), and moderated by CRP co-directors Gary Orfield and Patricia Gandara.

Speakers include: Jacob Faber (New York University), Susan […]

Overview of Legal Challenges to Specialized Schools

Our latest fact sheet summarizes five legal challenges to recently-revised admissions policies used to determine which students can gain access to specialized middle and high schools. Such challenges have emerged in Philadelphia, PA (2022); Fairfax County, VA (2021); Boston, MA (2021); Montgomery County, MD (2020); and New York City, NY (2018).


The original complaints […]

Public Statement: Diversity in Our Nation's Schools Promotes Educational Opportunity and Strengthens Our Democracy

NCSD Issues Statement on Supreme Court Ruling in Harvard and UNC Cases

Diversity in Our Nation’s Schools Promotes Educational Opportunity and Strengthens Our Democracy

In the face of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Harvard University and University of North Carolina admissions cases, the National Coalition on School Diversity (NCSD) reiterates its unwavering […]

School Transportation Fact Sheet (February 2023)

Our latest fact sheet compiles news about four places that have been grappling with school transportation challenges and describes implications for integration, equity, and student success.

Accountability Systems and School Segregation (January 2023)

Our newest research brief, “Accountability Systems and the Persistence of School Segregation: Research Evidence and Future Directions,” looks at recent empirical research to consider what, if any, relationship exists between systems of accountability and the persistence of school segregation. Written by James Noonan and Peter Piazza.


RB 15: Do School Choice Programs Contribute to the Resegregation of American Schools (April 2022)

NCSD’s newest research brief, authored by Casey Cobb, summarizes research about the effects of school choice programs and their differential designs on school diversity. Main takeaway: “[T]he evidence shows that if school choice programs cannot or do not pay attention to social class and race, they generally increase segregation among schools. That is, racially […]

Comment Letter: NCSD Urges CRDC Improvements

Nearly 40 organizations and individuals joined us in calling for improvements to CRDC’s ability “to monitor and support the implementation of holistic school desegregation plans.”

Improving federal civil rights data collection would support desegregation efforts, increase accountability in school districts under desegregation orders, reduce legal uncertainty for those districts, and assist research into school […]

Video: School Discipline + (De)segregation (10/20/21)

On 10/20, we hosted Kristin Henning, Matt Kautz, and Jason Nance for a cross-movement conversation about school discipline and (de)segregation, moderated by Olatunde C. Johnson.

About the panelists:

Kristin Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and Initiative at Georgetown Law, where she and her […]

New NCSD Report

Just in time for the anniversary of Brown, our new brief, Which Districts Might Benefit from the Strength in Diversity Act: A Look into the Most Diverse, But Segregated, Large School Districts in the United States, provides an analysis of fourth-grade student data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to demonstrate the need […]

School Integration Priorities for a Biden/Harris Admin

We asked NCSD members to weigh in on school integration priorities for the Biden/Harris administration.

Building on our First 100 Days agenda, here’s our more complete School Integration Priorities for a Biden/Harris Administration.