Beneath every integrated school is a foundation of enabling policy that has been informed by experience as well as scholarship. Here we share the historical and legal context, research impetus, and personal accounts that shape contemporary school integration policies.

Today, school systems most often use family choice or student assignment policies that take the form of:

  • Magnet Schools 
  • Managed Enrollment Plans
  • Student Transfer Programs
  • Diverse School Zones 
  • Grade-Level Configuration Shifts
  • Family Engagement Initiatives

Learn more about these policies here, and see how K-12 school systems are using them not only to ensure school diversity and equity--but to make a lasting difference in students’ lives.

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We have organized our work into three Action Areas. Policy is the one we focus on here. Yet policy is deeply interconnected with perception and practice—to learn more about how, please see our Action Areas page.