During the 21-22 school year, 80 participants from 32 DCSC member schools gathered in our Communities of Practice (CoP) to develop resources for the field of diverse-by-design education practitioners.
Connect as leaders. Grow expertise. Bring justice to education.
Almost half of all English learners are in socioeconomically segregated schools. More than four out of every five US public schools serve at least one English learning student, but the majority of English learners are concentrated in a small portion of schools. English learning students are more likely to attend schools with students in the highly concentrated poverty levels. Diverse-by-design public charter schools are part of a movement to disrupt the harmful effects racial and socioeconomic segregation, so it’s imperative that school leaders prioritize equity in allocating resources and fostering academic success. DCSC members gathered this year with facilitator Kathy Jamil to improve the ways in which we support English learners.
Special Thank You
Thank you to members who contributed their time, expertise, and ideas to this CoP in 2021-2022: