Equity Alliance

Research based practices and loads of other resources for including everyone.

IRIS Modules for

Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive modules, podcasts, case studies and articles that directly and effectively translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. The materials of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

Very effective modules that can be used directly with students in teacher preparation programs.

Urban Narratives by David J Connor

This book by Task Force member David J. Connor addresses Portraits in Progress
Life at the Intersections of Learning Disability, Race, and Social Class.

Chapter 405 Report

Acting White

An interesting article on "Acting White"

"... Now that it has entered the national consciousness—perhaps even its conscience—the term has become a slippery, contentious phrase that is used to refer to a variety of unsavory social practices and attitudes and whose meaning is open to many interpretations, especially as to who is the perpetrator, who the victim. ..."


Strategies that Work: Universal Design for Learning and the Culturally Responsive Classroom

A collection of slides, activities and articles that address UDL and CRC. Assembled by members of the Long Island Regional Task Force.

Presentation: NYU Disproportionality Project Overview

Provides an overview of the TACD Project's technical assistance and professional development training modules.

POWERPOINT: The Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching & Culturally Responsive School Environments

This presentation by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz offered insight into developing Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT) and Culturally Responsive Environments (CRE).

PDF: Survey on Culturally Responsive Teaching

This survey can be used to promote discussion and gather information on Culturally Responsive Environments in schools.

PDF: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Resources

This handout is a list of resources promoting Culturally Responsive Pedagogy. Provided by Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz.

The People's Institute for Survival and Beyond

Dedicated to Training and Organizing with Intelligence and Integrity with Values and Vision.

National Council of La Raza

The largest National Latino civil rights in the US, NCLR works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.

Achievement in America

An impressive presentation with a collection of comparitive education data with regard to academic achievement. The summaries address international, national, socio-economic, and ethnicity related factors.

The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education’s Chapter 405 Project

Contracted through VESID to provide comprehensive technical assistance and professional development training to NYS School Districts that are addressing Disproportionality.

Council of the Great City Schools

Works to promote urban education through legislation, research, media relations, instruction, management, technology, and other special projects designed to improve the quality of urban education.


Rethinking Schools - Online Journal

Online Journal - Rethinking Schools emphasizes problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race.

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems(NCCRESt)

Provides assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referals.

The Education Trust

Works for the high academic achievement of all students, pre-kindergarten through college, and forever closing the achievement gaps that separate low-income & students of color from other youth.

Poverty & Race Research Action Council

The Purpose of the group is to link social science research to advocacy work in order to address problems at the intersection of race and poverty.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE)

Federally funded research and development program focused on improving education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, or geography.

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