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- 1/5/09 - Phil Ferguson, Rick Blumberg, Equity Alliance at ASU
One way to evaluate the effectiveness of transition services for students with disabilities is to take a look at the outcomes students are achieving. The purpose of this report is to present some important statistics that reveal how students with disabilities appear to be faring; to identify some strategies that appear to result in desirable outcomes; and to suggest some resources for further information about this topic.
- 1/5/09 - Julie Esparza Brown, Jennifer Doolittle, Equity Alliance at ASU
Looking through the lens of culturally responsive practice, we consider how best to implement Response to Intervention (RTI) in a way that will provide equitable educational opportunity for students who are English Language Learners (ELLs).
- 1/24/09 - Alfredo Artiles, Beth Harry, Equity Alliance at ASU
Do bias or inappropriate practice play a role in the placement of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education? Is the representation of low-income students in special education programs larger than their representation in the school population at your child’s school? If the answers to these questions are yes, it is possible your child’s school may be facing a problem that is called “overrepresentation” in its special education programs. This paper is one of...
- 1/24/09 - Heraldo Richards, Ayanna Brown, Timothy Forde, Equity Alliance at ASU
This practitioner brief deals with how to address educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students. It applies to all parents and teachers of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) children. The authors of this article suggest that as more and more students from diverse backgrounds populate 21st century classrooms and efforts mount to identify effective methods to teach these students, the need for pedagogical approaches that are culturally responsive intensifies...
- 1/23/07 - Lynn K. Wilder, Elizabeth J. Rotz , Amy W. Sonntag, Equity Alliance at ASU
This On Point is for all teachers who want to explore issues around homeless children. Students who experience homelessness are people first. Like their peers, they have unique hopes, dreams, cultural heritages, abilities, disabilities, and unique personality traits. As urban schools become more sophisticated in developing their support systems for students, it is important that systems stress personalization rather than generalization. The authors discussed that homelessness is a serious...
- 1/31/07 - Martha Countinho, Donald Oswald, Equity Alliance at ASU
The author of this brief discusses that racial disproportionality in school disciplinary practices has a long history, and still continues today. In the last three decades, racial disproportionality in school suspensions has increased noticeably, especially in high socioeconomic status (SES) schools. Empirical evidence suggests that exclusionary discipline practices result in further exclusion, school failure, and dropout. Today, nationwide African American students are disproportionately...
- 1/5/09 - Edward Garcia Fierros, Equity Alliance at ASU
This On Point was produced by the National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI). It is about the Gardner's multiple intelligences (MI) theory and it is implications for Special Education. This On Point applies to all students having Special Education services and families and teachers of people with disabilities. In MI theory, Gardner indicated that the intelligence of children (i.e., thinking, problem solving, and creating) is valued differently depending on the family and...
- 1/5/09 - Rene Galindo, Equity Alliance at ASU
This paper is one of the brief practitioner oriented pamphlets called On Points produced by the National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI). The current wave of immigration is creating such an upheaval, and caught in this emotional jumble are first generation immigrant students. These students are being raised and educated in the United States and are developing understandings of their place within the nation and what it means to be an American. This On Point is designed to...
- 1/5/09 - Marquita Grenot-Scheyer , Hilda Sramek , Evelyne Milorin, Equity Alliance at ASU
In this OnPoint we share the accounts of two mothers who have faced many challenges posed by schools and other human services agencies. Despite these challenges, discouragements, and setbacks, these two families, like many others of their “generation,” have endured, met the challenges, and developed a remarkable resiliency.
- 1/10/09 - Kevin Welner, Equity Alliance at ASU
Special education in the United States is largely controlled by federal statutes (that is, laws). These statutes cover two related issues: the guarantee of a free and appropriate public education and anti-discrimination laws protecting students with disabilities. The laws governing special education and overrepresentation issues in particular, can be intimidating. Lost in the mishmash of federal and state laws and regulations, however, are some fairly basic rules. This practitioner brief...
- 1/10/09 - Deb Staub, Equity Alliance at ASU
Inclusion is receiving lots of attention, both in school districts across the country and in the popular media. Most of that attention is focused on how inclusion affects the students with disabilities. But what about the students who don’t have disabilities?
- 1/5/09 - Phil Ferguson, Equity Alliance at ASU
Teachers and administrators are all familiar with the growing movement toward the inclusion of children with disabilities into general education classrooms. Discussions about how to do this, with which children, at what ages, and with what supports and structural reforms are happening in urban school districts across the country. As a result, there is an increasing amount of information and research about the “how and why” of inclusion. Indeed, some of that information is available from...
- 1/5/09 - National Institute for Urban School Improvement, , Equity Alliance at ASU
The ethnic overrepresentation of students in special education programs in this country has been a recognized problem for more than 30 years. Simply defined, overrepresentation, or the disproportionate placement of students of a given
ethnic group in special education programs, means that the percentage of students from that group in such programs is disproportionally greater than their percentage in the school population as a whole.1 Currently, African Americans tend to be significantly...
- 1/5/09 - Gwen Meyer, Equity Alliance at ASU
Today’s schools are striving to meet the challenges of systemic reform and school improvement. It is a big and complicated job. Achieving real, lasting change requires that everyone in schools stops, thinks, and works together to make the kinds of changes that need to occur.
- 1/25/07 - Diane L. Ferguson, Equity Alliance at ASU
As schools restructure and reform for the 21st Century, educators are being required to work together in more ways. As teachers and other school professionals learn to work together in these (groupwork, teamwork, collobarative work) and other ways, they will also learn about each other. The different skills and roles any general and special educators, specialists and families will begin to diminish as working together “cross pollinates” these capacities creating a new variety of...
- 1/5/09 - Diane L. Ferguson, Equity Alliance at ASU
As American schools seek to accommodate an increasing range of students, teachers are challenged as never before. When students with disabilities, linguistic differences or other unique abilities join general education classrooms, even willing teachers fear their lack of training and preparation to deal with such differences make their role as primary teacher inappropriate and inadequate.