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SWIFT Talk Blog

Re-imagining Education

Filtering by: Family & Community Engagement

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Rainbow Connection

Meet Magger Chen, and learn about what is possible when a creative parent and a passionate student connect with a willing teacher to work toward inclusion.

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Where do you even begin? Begin with SWIFT-FIA

Learn more about SWIFT-FIA, a self-assessment used by school leadership teams to examine their implementation of SWIFT features.

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How a SWIFT-FIT assessment benefits your school

Learn how to use a SWIFT-FIT to measure your school’s current reality and progress toward your goal for equity and excellence for all.

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SWIFT Family and Community Engagement in the Pendleton (OR) School District

Family and community engagement success at Washington Elementary.

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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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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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Oregon State Spotlight

Having a parent perspective on our team allows us to get out of our educational world and jargon and focus on the practical.

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Lessons Learned in Maryland: Looking Back and Going Forward

From the school administrative staff to the custodians, from teachers to paraprofessionals, every adult is involved in every child’s learning.

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Families, Communities, and Schools—A Mutual Partnership

Equipping every school to provide equity-based inclusive education ensures access for both students and their communities.

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