The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education (Metro Center) is a comprehensive, university-based center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. They serve 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. The Metro Center is powerfully focused on driving equity and access in urban, suburban, and rural school settings - especially when confronting issues of race, gender, and national origin.
“A resource dedicated to enhancing the capacity of teachers to work effectively and equitably with English language learners (ELLs). This Web site provides access to information -- publications, educational materials, and the work of experts in the field -- that promotes high achievement for ELLs.”
Teaching Diverse Learners Initiative (TDSi) is dedicated to assisting educators in meeting the challenge of educational equity with a collection of research-based tools and resources designed to improve the teaching of racially and ethnically diverse students. It also allows educators to create online groups and discussion.
A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance provides a wealth of free resources and activities for educators. Anti-bias education is the main focus of this project. Let’s put teaching diverse learners with Teaching Tolerance.
Equity Alliance at ASU represents a set of funded programs that promote equity, access, participation and outcomes for all students by supporting the capacity of state and local school systems to provide high-quality, effective opportunities to learn for all students, and to reduce disparities in academic achievement. This website has resources, FAQs, and directions on how to join the Equity Alliance listserv.
“The National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), a project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, 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 project targets improvements in culturally responsive practices, early intervention, literacy, and positive behavioral supports.”