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Metro Center Receives $1 Million from State Ed. Dept. for Contract on Disproportionality in Special Education

NYU's Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) has been awarded $1 million from the New York State Education Department's Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) for year five of a multi-year contract to provide professional development regarding disproportionality in special education.

Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TACD) project, formerly known as Chapter 405, at The Metro Center is contracted through VESID to develop, implement, and assess a process of providing comprehensive technical assistance and professional development trainings to New York State School Districts that are addressing issues of 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 resources include a Web-Based Clearinghouse and a Disproportionality Data Repository (DDR).