A Unity of Purpose
RttT, UDL, SIG, MTSS, PBIS, RtI, and CCSS are a few of the acronyms populating the vocabulary of educators in our nation’s public schools. How many of these reform initiatives is your school implementing or considering adopting? As a school administrator and/or educator, do you ever feel overwhelmed by the variety of federal, state, and district opportunities and expectations to enhance student learning? If you are involved in any one of these educational reform initiatives or considering examining their application in your school or district, you will appreciate the SWIFT Center’s Issue Brief—Leading Education Reform Initiatives: How SWIFT Coordinates and Enhances Impact—to realize positive outcomes and increased student achievement for ALL.
This Brief, written by leaders in the field of educational reform and members of the SWIFT Policy Team (TASH, NASDSE, CCSSO, IEL) provides a close examination of the various initiatives and the research to support not only the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education, but the wisdom of braiding reform initiatives to create a unity of purpose and the sustainability of increased academic and social outcomes for ALL students. As always, read, share, and tell us what you think!
- Mary Schuh