SD News Roundup: The Takeover of Houston Independent School District

I’m excited to feature a new collaborating author on the SD Notebook – Jeremy Anderson is a Ph.D. candidate at Penn State and a colleague on the voluntary integration research team led by Erica Frankenberg. On November 6, 2019, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced a state takeover of Houston Independent School District. With 209,772 students, Houston ISD is the largest…

New Jersey school segregation lawsuit: Update and video

There was progress recently in a closely watched (and hopeful) school segregation lawsuit against the state of New Jersey, filed by a diverse coalition led by the Latino Action Network and the New Jersey NAACP (full complaint here). After a failed attempt at an out-of-court settlement and delay from the state (more about that below),…

Courtney Everts Mykytyn: Forever in the fight

When I started this blog in 2017, I didn’t really know anyone. I had migrated over to school diversity from related, though distinct, topics in education policy and was only beginning my career anyway. A few weeks after my first post, I got a twitter DM from someone who wanted to talk. It was the…

News Round Up

Cross posted from IntegratedSchools.org We are vacillating between shooting out these news stories when the pop up and potentially clogging inboxes OR sending out round-ups on a more regular basis.  (do share if you have preferences one way or another).  Here is the news through June 29th! Edbuild (a nonprofit “focused on bringing common sense…