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


What is true integration?History of Integration


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.


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

Leadership Transition: A Note from Prof. Lee Teitel

Colleagues –

I write today with some exciting leadership transition news concerning the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) project. First, let me start with a brief review of the RIDES work to date. We started RIDES 3 ½ years ago as a response to Michael Brown’s shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, and the societal forces that somehow made it a common and regular event for unarmed black and brown men to die at the hands of police. With startup support from the Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean’s Office, and a three year grant from the Walton...

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