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

Melissa Moe and Ebiere Cole representing The Network at the Leadership Conference in Wisconsin Dells on October 20-21, 2015.

Melissa Moe and Ebiere Cole representing The Network at the Leadership Conference in Wisconsin Dells on October 20-21, 2015.

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.   

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June 16, 2017  | Holiday Inn - Stevens Point, WI

Addressing the Misconceptions of Native Americans:
The Role that History Plays in Our Schools

Western models of schools have historically not been healthy, good places for Native American students to learn. History matters! History has profound effect on us all. What can we do to embolden and empower students to reflect the power that history has on us today? How can students use that history to make a better tomorrow? Join us for an opportunity to extend our understanding of knowing our neighbors while engaging in conversations about the historical impact of schools for Native American students with national speaker, Gyasi Ross.

There are no fees to participate in this training, but pre-registration is required. Each participant will receive a complimentary copy of Gyasi Ross's book, How to Say I Love You in Indian (2014).

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