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Re-imagining Education

Filtering by: Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

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State Spotlight on Mississippi

“There is always a sense of urgency when it comes to providing high quality instruction for all students."

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Supporting Schoolwide Transformation

Stanton Elementary was slated to close, but after implementing whole school reform, students began to excel and their grades improved.

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Reclaiming the Spirit of the IEP

The brilliant idea that a student's gifts, abilities, and needs should be regularly understood, identified, and supported is simply common sense—and best practice.

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State Spotlight April 2017 - Vermont

Oak Grove Elementary School exemplifies a community working smartly and diligently to serve all children.

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Embrace Learner Variability

When we shift our focus from what is similar about learners to their variability, the payoff is great.

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Presuming Competence: A Thank You Note to Tina

How I learned the importance of presuming competence in all learners by making a huge professional mistake, and what I have been thinking about since then.

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State Spotlight on Mississippi - March 2017

Mississippi continues to take steps to promote and implement MTSS statewide.

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Co-Teaching with UDL in Mind

When UDL is part of the intention, teachers place learners at the center. 

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Uber Interesting – Making My Driver’s Story Obsolete

I was lacking so much learning that it has affected my whole life. Still does now. It’s like I’ll never catch up.

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