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The Urban Collaborative

The Urban Collaborative

The Urban Collaborative is a national network of more than 100 school districts. These leaders are committed to increasing effective and inclusive special education services. They are also focused on decreasing the disproportionality of culturally and linguistically diverse student populations in classification rates, separate educational environments and disciplinary actions. Members of our professional learning community learn from and support each other to achieve these goals.





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Join more than 100 school districts across the United States committed to improving outcomes for students with disabilities

Educators in our member school districts get exclusive access to resources, events and a network of leaders and practitioners. Enhance your professional network and learn from national experts in the field of equitable and inclusive special education.

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The Urban Collaborative Spring 2024 Member Meeting

April 10th-12th

Portland, OR at the Hilton Portland Downtown

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the role of AI

The Role of AI in Education Services and Legal Considerations

March 26th, 12:00pm PT/ 3:00pm ET

Join us for a free Interactive Zoom conversation with Gretchen Shipley from F3 Law. This engaging program will cover the emerging field of AI in Special Education, from accommodation requests to assistive technology. We will dive into best practices for reviewing and adopting tools that incorporate AI; show you how to safeguard student data and confidential communications; and break down the ins and outs of parental consent. Don’t miss out on this dynamic discussion!


View our library of resources, along with our monthly webinars and podcast to support the work of anyone committed to creating equitable and inclusive education practices.

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