About The Network

The Network is a multi-tiered system of compliance activities and improvement supports to address racial disproportionality in special education. 

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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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Network Training and Supports

Katie Orf and Judy Ross at the Network event "Addressing the misconceptions of native americans: The role that history plays in our schools" in Stevens point on 06/16/17.

Katie Orf and Judy Ross at the Network event "Addressing the misconceptions of native americans: The role that history plays in our schools" in Stevens point on 06/16/17.

 

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 schedule of trainings allows districts to explore and address individuals' cultural biases in signature trainings such and Beyond Diversity I and II. Events for staff, parents, and community members are offered at no cost.  View Calendar >>