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Re-imagining Education

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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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Success with SWIFT in Mississippi

For the first time in over a decade, we’re proud to say that no child in the city of Meridian attends a failing school and All Means All!

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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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What Comes First - Educational Placement or Student Labels?

Inclusive education has little to do with the labels and characteristics of students and everything to do with the commitment, creativity, and flexibility of educational teams.

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Rethinking and Reimagining All Schools

How can we radically rethink and reimagine our schools to support all schools in effective inclusive equity-based education?

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Four Essential Variables of Inclusive Schools

In my work promoting inclusive education for students with extensive and complex support needs, I’m often asked, “Why is inclusive education so important?”  While I view inclusive education as a basic human right

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Authentic Relationships and All Means All: Observations from a Paraeducator

By embracing All means All within our schools, we can almost guarantee for the future a more respectful and welcoming world!

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Change is the Only Constant: Being a Flexible Para Educator

I found the best way to be flexible is to embrace the input of the team and the variety of skills and knowledge brought to the table.

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