Diverse Choices

January 23, 2006

A full-day conference was held at Colorado Law School's Courtroom for educational leaders and others offered ideas and information about advancing diversity within school choice systems.  Leaders of Colorado's school choice community joined researchers to discuss the effects of choice on integration and segregation.  Speakers from innovative districts around the U.S. presented concrete, practical options available to schools and districts in Colorado.  Finally, local and national lawyers summarized the legal implications of pursuing such options.This conference's agenda included mainly three panels: "The Goals and Effects of School Choice," "School Choice Options:  Alternative Student Assignment Plans," & "The Legal Issues Surrounding Choice Options."The sponsors for the conference included EPIC (Education Public Interest Center), Byron R. White Center for the Study of American Constitutional Law, Holland & Hart, and The Piton Foundation.