New Story from Boston, MA: What is Found in Translation? For Bilingual Interpreters, A Path out of Poverty. For Medical Patients, an Amplified Voice.

“In recent years, the demographics of our region change, you’ve seen an increased appreciation for the art of medical interpreting,” says Shari Gold-Gomez, director of interpreter services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. “This program is so inventive and the people involved with it are so committed and bring such diversity and such incredible talent to the field.” To read this story, click here.

The Reclamation Project: In Fort Wayne, Indiana, Immigrants Inspire New Hope for an Old Building in a Transformed City

By fits and starts, the old Rialto Theater is again becoming a place that helps fulfill immigrants’ aspirations and brings the community together. Read our New Story from the Field here.

New ONI Story: “Why Do We Have to Talk About Race So Much?”

Educators, parents and students in Montgomery County Maryland’s diverse and changing schools convene study circles to discuss topics most other people try to avoid: bias, culture, race and stereotyping. Read our new Story from the Field, by Meredith Carlson Daly.

New ONI Story: Utah’s Bilingual Boon

In rural, urban and suburban public schools, Latino immigration helped spur Spanish two-way immersion programs throughout this red state. Utah’s inclusive educational response to linguistic and cultural diversity is unprecedented in the nation. Read our new Story from the Field, by Susan Eaton.

 

Equity for English Language Learners in Massachusetts

A coalition of students, educators, and education policy experts supports a new bill that would increase educational opportunities for English language learners in Massachusetts schools. With petitions delivered to the Statehouse on Monday, March 17, we urge the Joint Education Committee to recommend the bill to the Legislature for passage. It will allow the state to finally give all students, including our fastest-growing population of public school learners, ELLs, the educational options and equity they all deserve.

To learn more about this effort, read this oped in The Boston Globe. (You can lend your support here.)

For more information about two-way bilingual programs in Massachusetts, read One Nation Indivisible’s story.

The Resegregation of Public Schools: Superintendents’ frontline battles for equity, diversity and community

The December 2013 issue of AASA’s School Administrator is dedicated to issues of integration, featuring the stories of several educators we’ve profiled and worked with through One Nation Indivisible, including Melissa Krull (Eden Prairie, MN), John Mackiel (Omaha, NE) and Del Burns (Wake County, NC). Listen to these educators speak about their experiences at the “Looking Back, Moving Forward” conference in Richmond, VA by clicking here.

Read our new Story from the Field

It has been 17 years since Connecticut’s highest court ordered state lawmakers to fashion a remedy to reduce segregation in public schools in and around the capital city, Hartford. Since then, an unprecedented mix of schools and programs have emerged, gained in popularity and demonstrated promising academic results. “There’s no way to say now that quality, integrated education can’t be achieved. We are achieving it,” says Elizabeth Horton Sheff, the lead plaintiff in the civil rights lawsuit, Sheff v. O’Neill. Read our new Story from the Field, by Susan Eaton.

Register Today!

Join us in Hartford, CT on November 8-9, 2013 for “Where Integration Meets Innovation: Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic & Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century” a conference that will bring together parents, educators 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. Register now or take a peek at the agenda.

Read our new story, “Precisely The Patch of Earth,” by Omar Sacirbey

In Omaha, Nebraska three faiths – Jewish, Muslim and Episcopalian – respond to growing diversity by coming together to share space, build relationships and create an international model of religious pluralism. You’ll find this story here.

Can school integration efforts in Hartford, CT inform action in Baltimore, MD?

Susan Eaton explores this question in “Years After a Landmark Court Decision, Connecticut’s Solution to School Segregation Shows Promise: Can it Inform Action in Baltimore,” published by The Abell Report.

New Story from Boston, MA: What is Found in Translation? For Bilingual Interpreters, A Path out of Poverty. For Medical Patients, an Amplified Voice.

Sep 15, 2014

“In recent years, the demographics of our region change, you’ve seen an increased appreciation for the art of medical interpreting,” says Shari Gold-Gomez, director of interpreter services at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. “This program is so inventive and the people involved with it are so committed and bring such diversity and such incredible talent to the field.” To read this story, click here.

The Reclamation Project: In Fort Wayne, Indiana, Immigrants Inspire New Hope for an Old Building in a Transformed City

Jun 10, 2014

By fits and starts, the old Rialto Theater is again becoming a place that helps fulfill immigrants’ aspirations and brings the community together. Read our New Story from the Field here.

New ONI Story: “Why Do We Have to Talk About Race So Much?”

May 9, 2014

Educators, parents and students in Montgomery County Maryland’s diverse and changing schools convene study circles to discuss topics most other people try to avoid: bias, culture, race and stereotyping. Read our new Story from the Field, by Meredith Carlson Daly.

New ONI Story: Utah’s Bilingual Boon

Mar 19, 2014

In rural, urban and suburban public schools, Latino immigration helped spur Spanish two-way immersion programs throughout this red state. Utah’s inclusive educational response to linguistic and cultural diversity is unprecedented in the nation. Read our new Story from the Field, by Susan Eaton.

 

Equity for English Language Learners in Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2014
A coalition of students, educators, and education policy experts supports a new bill that would increase educational opportunities for English language learners in Massachusetts schools. With petitions delivered to the Statehouse on Monday, March 17, we urge the Joint Education Committee to recommend the bill to the Legislature for passage. It will allow the state to finally give all students, including our fastest-growing population of public school learners, ELLs, the educational options and equity they all deserve.

To learn more about this effort, read this oped in The Boston Globe. (You can lend your support here.)

For more information about two-way bilingual programs in Massachusetts, read One Nation Indivisible’s story.

The Resegregation of Public Schools: Superintendents’ frontline battles for equity, diversity and community

Dec 5, 2013

The December 2013 issue of AASA’s School Administrator is dedicated to issues of integration, featuring the stories of several educators we’ve profiled and worked with through One Nation Indivisible, including Melissa Krull (Eden Prairie, MN), John Mackiel (Omaha, NE) and Del Burns (Wake County, NC). Listen to these educators speak about their experiences at the “Looking Back, Moving Forward” conference in Richmond, VA by clicking here.

Read our new Story from the Field

Oct 24, 2013

It has been 17 years since Connecticut’s highest court ordered state lawmakers to fashion a remedy to reduce segregation in public schools in and around the capital city, Hartford. Since then, an unprecedented mix of schools and programs have emerged, gained in popularity and demonstrated promising academic results. “There’s no way to say now that quality, integrated education can’t be achieved. We are achieving it,” says Elizabeth Horton Sheff, the lead plaintiff in the civil rights lawsuit, Sheff v. O’Neill. Read our new Story from the Field, by Susan Eaton.

Register Today!

Oct 1, 2013

Join us in Hartford, CT on November 8-9, 2013 for “Where Integration Meets Innovation: Creating, Sustaining and Improving Dynamic & Diverse Public Schools for the 21st Century” a conference that will bring together parents, educators 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. Register now or take a peek at the agenda.

Read our new story, “Precisely The Patch of Earth,” by Omar Sacirbey

Aug 30, 2013

In Omaha, Nebraska three faiths – Jewish, Muslim and Episcopalian – respond to growing diversity by coming together to share space, build relationships and create an international model of religious pluralism. You’ll find this story here.

Can school integration efforts in Hartford, CT inform action in Baltimore, MD?

Jul 11, 2013