Equity in Action
Equity in Action is a research-to-practice partnership that uses culturally responsive pedagogy and school-based research initiatives to support students with disabilities from racially minoritized and culturally diverse backgrounds.
We develop strategies to support the academic and behavioral needs of students with disabilities from historically marginalized communities through research and teaching.
Our research projects prioritize students with disabilities from underrepresented backgrounds because they are more likely to be academically underserved and to experience disciplinary and diagnostic disparities.
We prepare special education teachers to work with students from all backgrounds using professional development modules and urban field placements where they learn about trauma-informed care, culturally responsive teaching, universal design for learning, assistive technology, and how to write IEP goals to address behavioral priorities.