Catapult Learning and Edward Fergus, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert in racial disparities in special education, have partnered to advance equity and address disproportionality within all classrooms.
Remedies for Disproportionality: It’s Time for a Root Cause Analysis is the first installment of our Root Cause Analysis series. Dr. Fergus discusses the importance of the Disproportionality Root Cause Analysis process when school leaders begin to address disproportionality.
Dr. Edward Fergus is a published author, applied researcher, professor at Rutgers University, and a partner to Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, to help schools address significant disproportionality. He is also a consultant to state departments of education and the U.S. Department of Justice and has dedicated much of his life’s work to exploring the effects of educational policy and practice as it intersects with people living in challenging conditions.
Dr. Fergus’ work outlines policy and practice changes for schools to develop as protective environments for vulnerable populations.
“The importance of community in achieving equity can’t be overstated. That’s why it is incumbent upon schools to address and interrupt bias-based beliefs, particularly when communicating with students and families of color and/or low-income status.”
No scheduled events at this time. Please check back for updates.
We offer flexible pathways for professional development to address your needs. Our solutions range from workshops to intensive targeted or whole-school transformation initiatives that may last several years.