Action Areas

We continue to learn from research and from working with our partners about policy, perception, and practice. But we believe that no matter where you begin the work toward integration it’s important to see—and maintain—the connections among all three.

Interconnected Action Areas

Reimagining integration means working to change perception, policy, and practice because the three are interdependent. For example, without a consensus on the value of integration for diverse stakeholders—including people of color who have had mixed or negative experiences in desegregated schools—it is hard to mobilize governments and communities to create incentives that support diversity. And without shared experiences of integration done well, it is hard to change the conversation about its value. As you delve into these resources, we hope you find it useful to keep this interconnectedness in mind.

Start reimagining integration in your school and system.

Perception

Consensus about the value of integrated schools can mobilize change at all levels.

Explore our resources and tools about valuing integration

Policy

System-level policies help protect and sustain school diversity, equity and inclusion.

Find our research and resources on integration policy

Practice

The classroom is part of a larger system that can enable children to learn together.

Use our tools for practitioners working to change their schools  

“I love the experience of working with RIDES. It has been a great opportunity to advance our own equity work. RIDES tools and approaches have helped us deepen the way we engage students in that work and bring it into more schools.”

—Dr. Matt Conway, Superintendent
Derby, CT Public Schools