About The Network

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The Network works with preK-12 educators, schools, districts, and other community partners to reduce racial disproportionality in special education through a multi-tiered system of compliance activities and improvement supports. Each member of our team is committed to racial and social justice, striving to honor those who came before us while transforming current systems to ensure a hope-filled future for all.  Learn More >>

The Network:

  • Coordinates training, support, and coaching.
  • Offers research-to-practice grants.
  • Develops community partnerships.
  • Works with participating organizations to complete data collection, analysis, and compliance to meet federal requirements related to racial disproportionality in special education. 

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Innovations in Equity

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May 7-9, 2019 | Green Bay

This event is for school and district teams, including community and family members, comprised of diverse individuals who are responsible for systemic change resulting in improved achievement, particularly for students of color, students with IEPs, students experiencing poverty, and English learners. 

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Network Training and Supports

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facilitators Ebiere Cole, Tony Hudson (p.E.G.), Melissa Moe, and david O'connor at beyond diversity I seminar in oshkosh, wi

We are committed to racial equity and building capacity through face-to-face meetings, webinars, book studies, and professional learning communities. The Network offers PK-16 professional development opportunities to support Wisconsin school districts identified with racial disproportionality in special education for Indicators 4B, 9, 10 and the separate, but related, requirements associated with significant disproportionality. 

Events are planned to provide training and resources to district-and school level personnel for the purpose of improving policies, procedures and practices in the referral, assessment and placement processes that result in inappropriate identification. Our events allow districts to explore and address individuals' cultural biases in signature trainings such and Beyond Diversity I and II.  View Calendar >> 

2018 Network Trainings


Celebrating Wisconsin American Indian Culture, Language and Literacy

Like many communities and cultures, American Indians use storytelling as a way to pass down traditions, customs and history. Through the exploration of these oral traditions and the shared stories from Louis Clark III and Margaret Noodin, we can learn about and celebrate, the history, language and traditions of tribal nations and communities. 


Early Childhood Tribal Symposium

This early childhood tribal networking event will provide opportunities for facilitators, presenters, and participants to share information, resources, best practices, and model programs.


Beyond Diversity II Seminar

This intensive, two-day seminar is designed to challenge participants who have successfully completed Beyond Diversity I (BDI). BDII participants must be grounded and practiced in utilizing the Agreements, Conditions, and Compass. Enrollment is indication that you are poised for more rigorous inquiry into your own personal investment in racism and desire greater accountability surrounding your professional leadership for racial equity.

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Native American Language Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness about what school districts and tribal language departments or divisions are doing by giving participants an opportunity to share and exchange information and ideas about their programming and the work they are engaged in in their communities.