Tuesday, October 31, 2017
The National Coalition on School Diversity issued this statement:
DeVos Eliminates School Diversity Priorities in New Competitive Grant Program Priorities
On October 13th, the Department of Education published new Proposed Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grant Programs.
In these new proposed priorities, Secretary DeVos continues to weaken federal support for diverse schools, eliminating supplemental priorities for programs that work to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools while emphasizing school choice. During the Obama Administration, NCSD advocacy played a key role in the promulgation of supplemental priorities for school diversity in 2014, and socioeconomic diversity in 2016.
Comments on the proposed priorities are due November 13th.
NCSD is currently formulating a strong response to the Secretary's latest attack on programmatic support for diverse, equitable schools. We encourage our membership and readers to contact NCSD staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to join our efforts.