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¡Colorín Colorado!

Supported by the American Federation of Teachers, the National Institute for Literacy, and the U.S. Department of Education, this reading program provides information on the importance of reading in the lives of English Language Learner (ELL) children. There are fun reading tips and activities, suggestions for choosing books to read with your child, ideas for getting involved at your child's school, and much, much more. Activities and links available at:

http://www.colorincolorado.org/families/

National PTA Parent Guides to Success – Spanish version

The Parents’ Guide to Student Success was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 45 states.  Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.  There is an English/Language Arts and a Math Guide for Grades Kindergarten through Eighth Grade.  There is also a guide for High School – one for English/Language Arts and the other for Math.

http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583

Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network (DTAN), "The Network"

The Disproportionality Technical Assistance Network, "the Network," is a multi-tiered system of compliance activities and improvement supports to address racial disproportionality in special education.  The Network is funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, Part B. The Network is a Wisconsin collaboration among the Department of Public Instruction, cooperative education service agencies (CESAs), local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and community stakeholders. 

http://www.thenetworkwi.com/ 

Instruction for Diverse Learners

Find out why inclusive practices are key to school achieving strong measures of academic success for students with disabilities and others. The resource page gives a variety of instructional strategies that are effective for diverse learners along with professional readings and additional links for additional information.

http://inclusiveschools.org/instruction-for-diverse-learners/

Reaching Out to Diverse Populations: What Can Schools Do to Foster Family-School Connections?

A Strategy Brief of the National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools.   This brief gives an example of reaching out, factors one should consider, and suggestions.  September 2005.

http://www.sedl.org/connections/resources/rb/rb5-diverse.pdf

The Ways – Wisconsin Media Lab

An ongoing series of stories and language from Native Communities around the Central Great Lakes region. 

http://theways.org/