RIDES distinguishes between desegregation and true integration, that creates diverse, equitable, and inclusive schools.

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What is true integration?History of Integration

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Click on various parts of the Systemic Improvement Map (e.g., Student) to access resources specific to that domain!

Systemic Improvement Map Family & Community Partnerships Students Leadership Teacher Curriculum Culture Systems & Structures

 

 

 

 

 

RIDES works with schools, districts, and charter management organizations to promote diversity, equity, and true integration.

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Where to begin: The RIDES Progress AssessmentHow to proceed: The RIDES Equity Improvement Cycle

How we accomplish our mission

“Unless our children begin to learn together, then there is little hope that our people will ever learn to live together.”

—Thurgood Marshall
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

From our Blog

Two families — one black, one white — shared a harrowing history. Then they met. Slavery unexpectedly connected the Kings and the Beckers.

Dr. John B. King, Jr. gave a keynote presentation at the 2018 RIDES national conference that emphasized the need for an ongoing commitment to dismantling racism in our educational systems. King is the current President and CEO of the Education Trust and former United States Secretary of Education under President Barak Obama. Recently, reporter Ian Shapira of the New York Times wrote a story about the King family’s search for their historical roots. King discovered...

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