Interdistrict Resources

School Climate/Educator Professional Development 

West Metro Education Program (MN)

Hartford Open Choice (CT)

  • Unity Teams (youth-focused) of up to 10 students bring attention to and strive to end bullying, teasing, harassment, and the use of degrading language. Three of the students must participate in the Open Choice Program.
  • Book Club (educator-focused)
  • Lunch & Learn


  • Annual METCO Directors’ Association Conference–first organized in 1984 in an effort to provide staff development and information for educators and community members who worked with African-American children in suburban school settings.

National Coalition on School Diversity


Advocacy, Organizing, and Community Building

The Sheff Movement (CT)


  • Annual Lobby Day

CT Coalition for Magnet Schools (new in 2015)


Research and Reporting

Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties

Sheff Movement

METCO Program

Jen Holme and Kara Finnigan Research (forthcoming)

  • Upcoming Presentation in Nebraska
  • Presentation(s) at AERA
  • Working on interdistrict research brief for NCSD


Benefits of Diversity