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Data Manager - Developed jointly by the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems and the National Institute for Urban School Improvement, this Web site allows states to examine their own special education data in terms of the distributions of students with disabilities across various disability categories by ethnic/racial category. The Web site also provides data on teacher qualifications. Data can be viewed for all 50 states or for cities that have partnered with the National Institute for Urban School Improvement....

National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) - NCCRESt 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....

The Civil Rights Project - Hosted by UCLA, the Civil Rights Project attempts to address inequities in the nation and its schools. This site provides numerous links to reports that address equity issues, including access, special education disproportionality and affirmative action....

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) - This not-for-profit corporation, established in 1938, provides services to state agencies to facilitate their efforts to maximize educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities in the United States and outlying areas. This site provides information on NASDSE projects, access to publications and topical discussion groups, and links to state departments of education and related organizations....

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving education outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, and provides continual professional development. This site offers information on professional development training and events, publications and products, IDEA partnerships, career connections and professional standards recognition and accreditation....


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