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Scaling Up in the Granite State: New Hampshire Focuses on Family and Community Engagement

From eight original SWIFT schools to more than 20 working to implement SWIFT Domains and Features, New Hampshire is proudly promoting and implementing All Means All.

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Transitioning to an Inclusive Setting: Five strategies for districts, schools, and families

For his first five years in public education, Simon attended a self-contained classroom in the school across town with other students who were labeled with “intellectual disabilities.” Every school day, a bus des

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SEA Blueprint Now Available on SWIFT Shelf

The "Blueprint" provides an overview of technical assistance practices and collaborative learning structures that support system-wide implementation, sustainability, and scale up of SWIFT Domains and Features.

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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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UDL: It's All about Options

Effective communication between home and school is important for ensuring that learners feel truly included and valued.

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The Parade

Many more teams pass by—one for every year in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school. Some of the marchers play on the team for a year or two. Others remain for a decade. All in all, more than 100 paraders march past!

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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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Riding Through Summer One Success at a Time

Taking a step back to watch her from the sidelines, I was reminded that she will waiver, she will fall, and sometimes she may crash and bleed a little, but that’s ok. That’s the story of life—finding a balance between the highs and lows.

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Teaching the Teacher

Parker reminded me of the power teachers have to make or break a student. Positive teacher-student relationships matter. I am grateful Parker taught me this lesson.

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