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The Equity Project resources, including policy briefs, reports, presentations and journal articles, can be downloaded below.

  
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Skiba, R. (2012). As nature has formed them: The history and current status of racial difference research. Teachers College Record, 114, 1-49. Cultural Competence Journal Article Download
Skiba, R. (2012). Racial and ethnic disproportionality in special education. In J.A. Banks (Ed.),Encyclopedia of diversity in education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. School Discipline Book Chapter Download
Skiba, R., Albrecht, S., & Losen, D. (2012). CCBDs position summary on federal policy on disproportionality in special education. Arlington,VA: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Disproportionality in Special Education Policy Brief Download
Skiba, R., Shure, L.A., Middelberg, L.V., & Baker, T.L. (2011). Reforming school discipline and reducing disproportionality in suspension and expulsion. In S.R. Jimerson, A.B. Nickerson, M.J. Mayer & M.J. Furlong (Eds.),The handbook of school violence and school safety: International research and practice (2nd Ed.)(pp. 515-528). New York: Routledge. School Discipline Journal Article Download
Skiba, R. J., Horner, R. H. Chung, C. G., Rausch, M. K., May, S. L., & Tobin, T. (2011). Race is not neutral: A national investigation of African American and Latino disproportionality in school discipline. School Psychology Review, 40, 85-107. School Discipline Journal Article Download
Gregory, A., Skiba, R., & Noguera, P. (2010). The achievement gap and the discipline gap: Two sides of the same coin? Educational Researcher, 39, 59-68. School Discipline Journal Article Download
Losen, D.J., & Skiba, R. (2010). Suspended education: Urban middle schools in crisis. Montgomery, AL: Southern Poverty Law Center. School Discipline Journal Article Download
Skiba, R., Eckes, S., & Brown, K. (2010). African American disproportionality in school discipline: The divide between best evidence and legal remedy. New York Law School Law Review, 54, 1071-1112. School Discipline Journal Article Download
Skiba, R.J. (2008). Changing the data, changing our minds: Disproportionality and Improving Schools. Presented at the OSEP Project Directors' Conference, Washington, D.C. Disproportionality in Special Education Presentation Download
Skiba, R. J., Simmons, A. D., Ritter, S., Gibb, A., Rausch, M. K., Cuadrado, J., & Chung, C. G. (2008). Achieving equity in special education: History, status, and current challenges. Exceptional Children. Disproportionality in Special Education Journal Article Download
Gibb, A.C., & Skiba, R.J. (2008). Using data to address equity issues in special education. Bloomington, IN: Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. Disproportionality in Special Education Policy Brief Download
Skiba, R.J. (2008). Disproportionality in Special Education: What do we know and what should we do? Presented at the Indiana Department of Education Disproportionality Solutions Summit. Indianapolis, Indiana. Disproportionality Solutions Summit Presentation Download
Ritter, S. (2008). Talking about it: Equity in education. Presented at the Indiana Department of Education Disproportionality Solutions Summit. Indianapolis, Indiana. Disproportionality Solutions Summit Presentation Download
Skiba, R.J. & Rausch, M.K. (2008). Using data to promote equity. Presented at the Indiana Department of Education Disproportionality Solutions Summit. Indianapolis, Indiana. Disproportionality Solutions Summit Presentation Download
Azziz, R. & June, P. (2008). Culturally responsive best practices in addressing disproportionality. Presented at the Indiana Department of Education Disproportionality Solutions Summit. Indianapolis, Indiana. Disproportionality Solutions Summit Presentation Download
Perez, B., Skiba, R.J., & Chung, C. (2008). Latino students and disproportionality in special education. Bloomington, IN: Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. Disproportionality in Special Education Policy Brief Download
Ritter, S. (2007). Moving Toward Equity: Local Equity Action Development. Presented at National Center for Culturally Responsive Systems. Washington, DC. Cultural Competence Presentation Download
Skiba, R.J., Poloni-Staudinger, L., Gallini, S., Simmons, A.B., & Feggins-Azziz, L.R. (2006) Disparate access: The disproportionality of african american students with disabilities across educational environments. Exceptional Children, 74, 411-424. Disproportionality in Special Education Journal Article Download
Skiba, R.J., Poloni-Staudinger, L., Gallini, S., Simmons, A.B., & Feggins-Azziz, L.R. (2006) Disparate access: The disproportionality of african american students with disabilities across educational environments. Exceptional Children, 74, 411-424. Disproportionality in Special Education Journal Article Download
Rausch, M.K. & Skiba, R.J. (2006). Exclusion is not the only alternative: The children left behind project. In A. Reyes (Ed.), Discipline, achievement, and race: Is zero tolerance the answer? (pp. 105-126). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. School Discipline Book Chapter Download
Skiba, R.J. & Rausch, M.K. (2006). School disciplinary systems: Alternatives to suspension and expulsion. In G. Bear & K. Minke (Eds.), Children's Needs III: Development, Prevention & Intervention (pp. 87-102). Bethesda, MD: National Association of School Psychologists. School Discipline Book Chapter Download
Skiba, R.J., & Rausch, M.K. (2006). Zero tolerance, suspension, and expulsion: Questions of equity and effectiveness. In C.M. Evertson & C.S. Weinstein (Eds.), Handbook of classroom management: Research, practice, and contemporary issues (pp. 1063-1089). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. School Discipline Book Chapter Download
Rausch, M.K., & Skiba, R.J. (2006). Discipline, disability, and race: Disproportionality in Indiana schools. Bloomington, IN: Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. Disproportionality in Special Education Policy Brief Download
Ritter, S., & Skiba, R.J. (2006). Local Equity Action Development (LEAD). Bloomington, IN: Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. Cultural Competence Policy Brief Download
Skiba, R.J., Ritter, S., Simmons, A.B., Peterson, R., & Miller, C. (2006). The Safe and Responsive Schools Project: A school reform model for implementing best practices in violence prevention. In S.R. Jimerson & M.J. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of school violence and school safety: From research to practice. (pp. 631-650). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. School Violence Book Chapter Download
Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Peterson, R., & Forde, S. (2006). The SRS safe schools survey: A broader perspective on school violence. In S.R. Jimerson & M.J. Furlong (Eds.), Handbook of school violence and school safety: From research to practice. (pp. 157-170). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. School Violence Book Chapter Download
Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A., Ritter, S., Kohler, K., Henderson, M., & Wu, T. (2006). The context of minority disproportionality: Practitioner perspectives on special education referral. Teachers College Record, 108, 1424-1459. Disproportionality in Special Education Journal Article Download
Skiba, R.J., Poloni-Staudinger, L., Simmons, A.B., Feggins, L.R., & Chung, C.G. (2005). Unproven links: Can poverty explain ethnic disproportionality in special education? The Journal of Special Education, 39, 130-144. Disproportionality in Special Education Journal Article Download
Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A., Ritter, S., Rausch, M.K., Feggins, L.R., Gallini, S., Edl, H., Mukherjee, A. (2004). Moving towards equity: Addressing disproportionality in special education in Indiana. Bloomington, IN: Center for Evaluation & Education Policy. Disproportionality in Special Education Report Download
Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Peterson, R., McKelvey, J., Forde, S., & Gallini, S. (2004). Beyond guns, drugs and gangs: The structure of student perceptions of school safety. Journal of School Violence, 3, 149-171. School Violence Journal Article Download
Skiba, R.J., Simmons, A.B., Ritter, S., Kohler, K.R., & Wu, T.C. (2003). The psychology of disproportionality: Minority placement in context. Multiple Voices, 6, 27-40. Disproportionality in Special Education Journal Article Download
Skiba, R.J., Michael, R.S., Nardo, A.C., & Peterson, R. (2002). The color of discipline: Sources of racial and gender disproportionality in school punishment. The Urban Review, 34, 317-342. School Discipline Journal Article Download
Skiba, R. J. (2002). Special education and school discipline: A precarious balance. Behavioral Disorders, 27, 81-97. School Discipline Journal Article Download

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