The legacy of local education activist Courtney Everts Mykytyn

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Students’ backpacks at Palms Middle School. Photo by Amy Ta.

On December 30, 2019, local activist Courtney Everts Mykytyn was speaking to a neighbor on a residential street when she was hit by a car. She died from her injuries. 

Mykytyn was a Highland Park mom who founded Integrated Schools, a nonprofit focused on encouraging white and privileged parents to send their children to local neighborhood schools instead of private or charter schools. That integration was meant to bring more attention and resources to students.


Courtney Everts Mykytyn at a workshop facilitated by Integrated Schools in Virginia, October 2019. Photo credit: Signe Clayton.
Credits

Guests:
Andrew Lefkowits - Co-host of the Integrated Schools podcast, Anna Lodder - LA Parent

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel