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The National Center for Systemic Improvement (NCSI) supports states to transform their systems to improve outcomes for students with disabilities. NCSI is committed to helping state education agencies (SEAs) and their stakeholders understand the intersection of race and disability in education, in order to resolve inequities that disadvantage Black students with disabilities or who may be identified as needing special education services. Read NCSI’s full statement on pursuing equity.
What is the TLC Series?
- This is a free virtual series of engaging conversations with experts, focusing on questions related to the intersection of race and disability in special education and in education more broadly, to explore ways that systems can actively improve conditions and outcomes for Black students.
- The series is aimed at SEA staff (within special education and beyond). NCSI also welcomes all interested stakeholders, including other state agency staff, representatives of parent and family organizations, LEA staff, state-level or national technical assistance or professional development providers, representatives from institutions of higher education, and other education stakeholders.
- Conversations are organized around NCSI’s four priority systems foundations: data literacy, stakeholder and family engagement, research-informed practice, and systems coherence.
Session #1: How Systems Got Here
Session #2: Focusing on Equity-Driven Culturally Responsive Data Literacy
Session #3: Stakeholder and Family Engagement
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Session #4: Equitable Research-Informed Practices
Session #5: Building Coherent Education Systems to Drive Equity for Black Students with Disabilities