Reimagining Integration:

Resources for schools where all children learn at high levels,
feel included, appreciate their own and other cultures,
understand racism, and work to dismantle it

PERCEPTION

Our work explores how people come to value diverse schools and come to distinguish between desegregation—getting diverse students in the building—and true integration.


Valuing Integration

POLICY

Local, state, and federal policies shape our integration experiences. Join us in exploring the past, present, and future of policies that enable and sustain diverse schools.


Policy Matters

PRACTICE

We work with schools that are consciously and pro-actively reimagining integration. Here we share what we are learning about what it takes to become truly integrated.


Making it Happen

Perception, policy and practice are interconnected.
That’s why we take a systemic approach to these three action areas—and to reimagining integration.
Here’s how

“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

ABOUT RIDES

Students and their school communities are facing increasing resegregation and rising racism. While desegregation has focused on bringing people of diverse backgrounds together, we can and need to do more. Reimagining diverse and equitable schools means focusing on how integration can lead to better academic and social outcomes for all students.

Project, Team, and Partners

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RIDES means working towards courageous, challenging, culturally connected classrooms.

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INTEGRATION NATION

The RIDES digest of diversity and equity issues in the national news