American public schools have entered a new demographic era. Today more than half of all children enrolled in K-12 public schools are students of color. Schools, both urban and suburban, are becoming increasingly diverse. But diversity alone does not lead to integration.

To create truly integrated schools, educators need to embrace new and innovative ways to engage students and prepare them for a global society. We need to reimagine teaching and learning.

Designed for educators, policy makers, parents, and all stakeholders in K-12 schools, the Reimagining Education Summer Institute will explore the opportunities and challenges of creating and sustaining racially, ethnically and socio-economically integrated schools. The institute will feature presentations and panels, interactive workshops, and deep dialogue sessions led by curriculum and pedagogy experts from Teachers College and around the nation.

In a supportive environment of the Institute, you will connect with people from across the country and the world who are committed to integrated schools and classrooms. And you can come away with strategies and resources for implementation in your local schools and context.

2019 Featured Keynote

Gloria Ladson-Billings
Gloria Ladson-Billings

Gloria Ladson-Billings is Professor Emerita and former Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction and was Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is the current President of the National Academy of Education. She was the 2005-2006 president of the American Educational Research Association. Dr. Ladson-Billings’ research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She also investigates Critical Race Theory applications to education.

By The Numbers 2018


Would recommend the Institute to a friend or colleague


Agreed that the Institute content was both beneficial to them personally and professionally and would be helpful to people in their school or district.


Agreed that the themes of the Institute were insightful and connected in a helpful way. 

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