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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Serving & Partnering with Families



We uplifted and centered student voices during last month’s Virtual Community Webinar. Not only is it key to involve students as partners and equity agents, but we need to also value the expertise that caregivers and families bring to the table. After all, they are the experts--parents are our first teachers.

Dr. Karen Mapp, Harvard Graduate School of...

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