Making Student Diversity a Priority

BY The SchoolMint Collective

By: Betty Chen Rojas, SmartBrief, December 28, 2016


Betty Chen Rojas, Director of Family Engagement at Summit Public Schools in California, outlines a variety of practices that schools can employ to develop a diverse student body.

Based on research and employing strategies drawn from a 2012 report by the Poverty & Race Research Action Council and The Century Foundation, Summit Schools focuses on creating an inclusive and diverse environment to set their students up for success.

In addition to recruiting for a diverse student body, emphasis is placed on supporting students in and out of the classroom, including pairing each student with a faculty mentor who meets with them weekly.

Read the whole article on SmartBrief.

Read our Q&A with Betty Chen Rojas, Discussing Intentional Diversity with Summit Public Schools.

Read our blog post, Discussing Diversity by Design with Blackstone Valley Prep.

Watch our webinar with Betty Chen Rojas from Summit, Recruiting a Diverse Student Body – A Conversation with Visionary School Leaders.