Metro Center – Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality

Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality’s work includes building the capacity of regions and districts in understanding the root cause and systemically addressing the disproportionate assignment of various subgroups in special education. This entails providing professional development trainings, coaching, training follow-ups, materials, and resources.

The Pennsylvania Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

https://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/K-12/Safe%20Schools/EquityInclusion/PA%20Equity%20Inclusion%20Toolkit.pdf
 

Equity and PBIS

Teaching Tolerance

https://www.tolerance.org/
 

Resources for Significant Disproportionality

The Pa Department of Education continues to support LEAs with resources for significant disproportionality. Please review these resources and let us know how PDE can help!

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCREST)

The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) http://www.nccrest.org/, a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, provides technical assistance and professional development to close the achievement gap between students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their peers, and reduce inappropriate referrals to special education.