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The Urban Collaborative: Information and Resources

The Collaborative, housed at Education Development Center, Inc., is a national network of more than 100 school districts committed to improving outcomes for students with disabilities. In addition to its 18 years of experience in providing leadership development and networking opportunities to its membership of special and general education administrators, the Collaborative offers a range of customized technical assistance and professional development services that focus on some of the most pressing issues affecting urban school districts. View additional documents and resources based on the Urban Collaborative, and its work in Tacoma Public Schools.

Enabling all students to reach their full potential

Tacoma Public Schools offers a full continuum of services for students ages 3 through 21, living in the district, who qualify for special education. Our current district special education program serves approximately 4,000 students from pre-school to high school. We provide special education services based on the needs of each individual student. 


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Tacoma Public Schools
Special Education Department
601 S. 8th Street
Tacoma, WA 98401
Executive Director Special Services: Jennifer Traufler
253 571-1224
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