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

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Supporting Immigrant & Undocumented Students

Immigrant students and families across the country carry a diverse set of experiences and cultures within each of our school communities. In the past few years, we have been exposed to a barrage of xenophobic rhetoric in national public discourse, alongside alarming media coverage of abuses at the hands of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In addition, this administration’s sweeping policy proposals threaten to discriminate on...

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