Diverse Perspectives: Ashley Heard

Education leaders are looking towards all kinds of innovative solutions to ensure students have access to quality schools. We have covered everything from strengths-based learning curriculums to greater access to school choice to more opportunities to incorporate the arts, science, and technology. And while many great ideas have been [...]

Diverse Perspectives: Liam Carbutt

I came into my internship at the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition wanting to gain some insight into the policy landscape surrounding charter schools around the country, and through my work, I was able to get a picture of this environment that I would not have had the chance to be exposed to otherwise. Being an […]

Diverse Perspectives: Brieanna Iyomahan

As an early childhood/special education and psychology double major, I have always been extremely passionate about issues related to education. While I have had a variety of more direct experiences as a teacher in the classroom, I wanted to understand the large-scale changes one could have on the whole educational system. During my research [...]

October 2018 Update

Thanks to all who joined us in Kansas City for our Kansas City Regional Meeting!  Over 30 colleagues, partners and friends came together on October 19th.  We had the privilege to visit and learn about diverse-by-design schools in the midwest, dissect the charter policy landscape in Missouri, and explore the differences between social justice [...]

September 2018 Update

We hope these first few days (or weeks for some of our Coalition schools) have gone smoothly.  The start of the school year is always an exciting time of transitions and opportunity! It also represents a reminder of the huge responsibility we bear as education leaders to ensure our students can grow and thrive. Not a day goes by where we are [...]

August 2018 Update

Last month we welcomed our inaugural class of Fellows, host school site leader mentors, and facilitators for DCSC’s School Launch Program Kickoff.  Over four days, Fellows shared their leadership stories, considered ways to dismantle white dominant culture, established school vision, and prepared the strategic plans that will guide them [...]

June 2018 Update

We want to congratulate our 44 member schools for wrapping up yet another amazing school year! This year was full of inspiration and big moments, but also the daily hard work of preparing kids to reach their full potential and to love and respect themselves and those different from them.  We also got to celebrate some big milestones with you. [...]

May Update

Just one month ago another tragedy rocked out nation. On February 14th, a gunman murdered 17 students and staff at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in one of the deadliest school shootings. From that tragedy has emerged a student-driven call for change, inspiring action across the country including today’s student walkouts. We want [...]

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