The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality will host its 2015 Summer Institute, “Creating Safe and Caring Schools: Improving School Discipline through Equitable and Responsive Practices.”
The Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (TAC-D), housed within NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), will host its 2015 Summer Institute, “Creating Safe and Caring Schools: Improving School Discipline through Equitable and Responsive Practices.”
The conference will take place at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion, 10th floor (60 Washington Square South at LaGuardia Place) on Friday, May 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
TAC-D’s Summer Institute gives educators, researchers, and technical assistance providers an opportunity to look at methods of decreasing disparities in schools, particularly related to suspensions and other school discipline practices. Presented in partnership with the New York State Education Department, the institute’s goal is to provide attendees with practical strategies, tools, and research that they can bring back to their colleagues and use in a meaningful way to improve the policies and practices in their education organizations.
“Our theme of creating safe and caring schools is one that calls for deliberate action, a confluence of multiple perspectives, and being bold,” said Patrick Jean-Pierre, director of TAC-D. “Bold means doing whatever it takes to create a school culture where all students and school personnel feel nurtured, and partnering with families and communities to change society for the better.”
Featured speakers include Pedro Noguera, professor of education at NYU Steinhardt and executive director of the Metro Center; Judith Browne Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project and the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track; and Anne Gregory, associate professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at Rutgers University.
Reporters interested in attending should contact Rachel Harrison, NYU Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6797 or email@example.com. Education professionals and students interested in attending must register at the event’s website.
About the Technical Assistance Center on Disproportionality (@nyumetrotacd)
TAC-D, formerly known as Chapter 405, at NYU’s Metro Center, is contracted through the New York State Education Department Office of Special Education 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. TAC-D’s work includes building the capacity of regions and districts in understanding the root cause and systemically addressing the disproportionate assignment of subgroups in special education. This entails providing professional development training, coaching, materials, and resources. To learn more, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/center/technical_assistance/program/disproportionality.
About the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (@metronyu)
The Metro Center focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. As part of NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the Metro Center acts as a partner and resource at the local and national levels in strengthening and improving access, opportunity, and the quality of education in our schools. Its mission is to target issues related to educational equity by providing leadership and support to students, teachers, parents, administrators, and policymakers. To learn more, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter.
About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.