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Six Successes and Ten Strategies: Students on Alternate Assessments in Equity-Based Inclusive Education

These successes are the direct result of administrative support for equity-based inclusion, collaboration among educators, partnerships with the families, and attention to full-time membership, participation, and learning.

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Difficult Dialogues on Disproportionality

We’ve heard the national data and know who is in our country’s “basement.” Do you know who is in “the basement” in your schools, districts, and communities?

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SWIFT Brief: Indicators of Effective Policy Development & Implementation

In our collective desire to facilitate success in young people, it is ever-important that we collaborate for improved student outcomes.

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Including Students with the Most Significant Needs in General Education

Implementing the SWIFT Framework with fidelity helps schools and districts to consider all the moving parts that will make inclusive environments a positive learning experience for all.

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Engaging Communities and Stakeholders in SWIFT Visioning Process

I wanted to develop a vision that the community owns. The community should have an opportunity to provide input regarding the kind of education they want for their children.

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Introducing SWIFT-FIG!

I like to think of the SWIFT features as the “Top 10 ways to make your school fully inclusive,” and SWIFT-FIG is your guide for understanding those features.

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It's About the Team

The team is everything. Whether it is a family team working together to care for a cat, or an educational team working together to educate a child, the team makes things work (or not).

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Confessions of an LEA Facilitator

The two principals and LEA Coach were excited to begin to use the facilitation skills they’d learned through their work with the SWIFT Center to support this district level scale-up. We ended the meeting with energy, focus, and hope!

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True Wealth is a Sense of Belonging

We wanted the best school for our child and we found it, because inclusion is much deeper than facilities and programs. Inclusion involves everyone looking beyond what children can’t do based on their circumstances to see instead what they CAN do.

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