Quality Integrated Education for All Children
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Our Mission


Our Goals

The Sheff Movement is a coalition of parents, students, educators, and community members working to expand awareness about Connecticut’s successful voluntary, two-way interdistrict school integration programs and promote improvement and expansion of these programs. Our ultimate goal is to promote quality, integrated education for all children.  We do this primarily through outreach, advocacy, and community building activities.

The Sheff Movement coalition’s efforts play an important role in supporting families whose children participate (or would like to participate) in our region’s integration programs. Our ultimate goal is to make quality, integrated education available to all students and families who want it.

To that end, we aim to:

  1. Increase public awareness about Sheff v. O’Neill and, more generally, the importance of integration;
  2. Ensure that parents and policymakers have access to data and information that helps them make sound decisions about whether to support and/or participate in our region’s integration programs;
  3. Identify policies, practices, and attitudes that undermine ongoing efforts to provide quality, integrated education for all children and take steps to improve them;
  4. Grow a network of parents, educators, and community members who are willing to share their perspectives and experiences; and
  5. Provide a space for families, students, educators, and supporters to coalesce around a shared commitment to quality, integrated education for all.