H. Rept. 116-496: Strength in Diversity Act of 2019, Report Together with Minority Views to Accompany H.R. 2639, Including Cost Estimate of the Congressional Budget Office, September 8, 2020   [open pdf - 499KB]

From the Purpose and Summary: "Our nation's system of public education has never come close to achieving full racial integration of public education. But there is now a growing prevalence of racial segregation and, in certain regions of the country, re-segregation in public schools that undermines meaningful progress made toward racial integration in the decades following the 'Brown' decision, denying millions of students of color high-quality public education. [...] The purpose of H.R. 2639 is to provide federal support for school integration. The bill authorizes funding for communities to develop and implement evidence-based plans to tackle racial and socioeconomic segregation in public schools. Planning grants authorized by the bill will allow LEAs [local educational agencies] to study segregation in their schools, evaluate current policies to identify revisions necessary to achieve integration, and develop a robust family, student, and community engagement plan to carry out voluntary integration efforts. Implementation grants authorized by the bill provide resources to LEAs to implement an evidence-based integration plan and rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of the plan. Implementation grants may also be used to recruit, hire, and train teachers to improve diversity in the teaching profession, support activities in a district under a court-ordered desegregation plan, and fund other innovative activities designed to increase racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools, prioritizing funding for school districts that address racial isolation in their schools. H.R. 2639 also strengthens other federal efforts to promote integration, including providing dedicated research funding."

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