Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Racial and Economic Integration of K-12 Schools: Conference

Reaffirming the Role of School Integration in K-12 Public Education Policy: A Conversation Among Policymakers, Advocates and Educators is the title of a conference to be held at Howard University School of Law Washington, D.C. on Friday, November 13, 2009.

The Conference is organized by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice (at Harvard Law School).


The organizers intend to bring "together a wide range of government officials to converse with educators, civil rights advocates, and scholars who support racially and economically integrated K-12 public schools.  Participants will learn about racial and socioeconomic integration incentives in current and proposed federal policies, regulations and spending programs.  Panelists and audience members also will discuss current integration efforts on the ground that sustain quality integrated schools and stable communities."

Certainly, the continuing impact of the Court's 2007 opinion in Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District 1 will be a topic for discussion. Speakers include Theodore Shaw, Susan Eaton, and john powell, as well as a wide array of government officials.

Registration reportedly ends this Friday.  More information here.


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