When and Where is the Event?
Where Integration Meets Innovation
Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic & Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century
This interactive 2-day conference brings together parents, educators, scholars and activists who aspire to build innovative, racially and culturally diverse public schools that prepare children for learning, work and life in the 21st century. During our two days together, we will:
Visit inspiring, groundbreaking schools and see 21st century integrated education in action
Learn about ways parents and educators can affect policy and inform the national conversation about education
Listen to each other’s stories about local challenges and work collaboratively toward solutions
Celebrate our successes and talk about how to replicate them
Hear about new research on the benefits of diversity and practice using this knowledge to inspire action
Discuss controversial, crucial topics–race, inequality, bias–in a safe space
Explore lesson plans and curriculum that build 21st century skills and harness the potential of diversity
Grow a network of people who share a commitment to educating students for a diverse and changing world
Create innovative ways of working together after we go home
Why Hartford? Hartford is the site of a nationally heralded system of magnet schools that draw racially, economically and culturally diverse student bodies from dozens of cities and towns throughout the region. The region’s Open Choice program also enables students from Hartford to attend suburban schools. Learn more about school integration efforts in the Hartford region.
Our conference has three components:
Friday, November 8th – Magnet School Visits and Lunch Panel (9:00am-2:30pm)
Friday, November 8th – Opening Session, Workshops and Reception (5:30pm-8:30pm)
Saturday, Nov. 9th – Main Conference (8:00am-6:30pm)
Loving Day founder Ken Tanabe will be among the presenters at this event.