The desired outcomes for diverse and equitable schools can be summarized in four categories. RIDES helps schools achieve the ABCDs through coaching, as well as collecting promising practices on the Resources section of our website.


All students have strong academic preparation, capitalizing on and connecting to students of all backgrounds, with high levels of knowledge and skills.


All students have a strong sense and appreciation of their own culture and heritage, as well as of those of their diverse classmates.

Commitment to dismantling racism and oppression

All students understand the role that institutional racism and other forms or oppression play in our society and have the skills, vision, and courage to dismantle them.


All students appreciate and value different perspectives, thoughts, and people and have friendships and collaborative working relationships with students and adults from different  racial and economic backgrounds