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Building Our Movement

We are a movement of diverse-by-design schools across the country working towards school integration and creating exemplars of excellence. By bringing more schools into our coalition, we expand our movement and help more diverse-by-design schools grow, learn from each other and improve.

DCSC is proud to announce our four newest members – they add 17 individual schools and 6,000 students to the Coalition. Join us in welcoming our new members and meet them at our convening next month!
IDEA Public Schools – Austin (Austin, TX)

Kairos Academies (St. Louis, MO) 

LEEP Dual Language Academy (Brooklyn, NY)

TLC Public Charter School (Orange, CA)


2020 Annual Convening

Intentional Integration

Registration fees increase at the end of this month!

REFLECT sessions will ask you to look inside at your own leadership and consider how you can help integrate schools and networks more intentionally. Look at all of our sessions under the REFLECT strand below!

Unlearning Inequity: Disrupting Narrow Definitions of Success to Model Integration for Our Kids

Kimberly Osagie, Partner

Lucerito Ortiz, Associate Partner

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Intentional Integration in DBD Charter Schools: An Exploration of Impact and Implementation

Priscilla Wohlstetter, Distinguished Research Professor

Sarah A. Cordes, Assistant Professor

Designing to the Edges: Increasing Instructional Access for All Learners

Ashley Davison, Program Support Specialist

Aqua Stovall, Executive Director

Stephanie Lancet, Program Specialist

Lauren Monrando Rhim, Executive Director


Hill Day Visit

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and DCSC will host a Hill Day Visit the morning of Friday, January 31. This is an opportunity for members of the Coalition to visit their elected representative and advocate for our work.

Note that the Hill Day Visit will conflict with Friday morning school visits. Space is limited. To RSVP for the Hill Day Visit, email

Learn more about the 2020 Annual Convening


Member of the Year Award Finalists

Each year, DCSC celebrates a member school or network as an exemplar of diverse-by-design communities. From publicly available data, along with internally collected metrics on membership engagement, we selected finalists that might inspire other members invested in this movement.

We will award our Member of the Year during the Annual Convening in January.

Congratulations to our finalists:
Central Queens Academy Charter School
City Neighbors Schools
High Tech High

2019 Member of the Year Award Recipients, Valor Collegiate Academy and Larchmont Charter School.

4.0 School Tiny Fellowship

Congratulations to Cohort Two Fellows, Genevieve and Phillip, who were awarded the 4.0 School Tiny Fellowship. The fellowship provides training and financial support to pilot our fellows’ school models.


Check out DCSC online!


The 9th Annual Progressive Education Summit
Baltimore, MD
This event is hosted by DCSC Member, City Neighbors Charter School!


National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Profiles of Leaders of Color

Kriste Dragon from Citizens of the World is featured in this report!


Executive Director (Valley Charter School)



Like and share: “Charter Leaders of Color Matter
Richard Lee from Academy of the City Charter School is featured!



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