A range of legislative acts – from Brown vs Board of Education in 1954, the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the Education of All Handicapped Children Act in 1975 – have been passed with the intent to improve outcomes for marginalized students. However, students continue to experience unequal treatment at school and demonstrate disparate achievement. This colloquium will engage participants across research, policy, and practice areas in novel approaches to address the impact of legislation on students across socioeconomic, race, language, and disability lines. The focus of the interactive sessions is to facilitate collaborative problem solving across federal, state, and local education policy stakeholders.

The colloquium titled, Intersections of Race and Class in Special Education Policy brings together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss whether current legislation is designed to improve equity in education.

Discussion begins with the release and presentation of a national report on state level disproportionality data by Wendy Cavendish (Roosevelt House Visiting Scholar) and Alfredo Artiles (Arizona State University). Panels continue all day with many others, including Kristen Harper (US Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs), Dan Losen (UCLA Civil Rights Project), and Beth Harry (University of Miami).

Questions: Contact Rafael Muñoz, or 212.650.3184

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Intersections of Race and Class in Special Education Policy | Posted on April 27th, 2016 | Public Programs