SWIFT Talk Blog

Re-imagining Education

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Words of Gratitude

Dr. Amy McCart offers words of gratitude to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs, and to SWIFT partner states, districts, and schools who have engaged in the hard work of transforming their education systems to be welcoming, engaging, and beneficial for all students. 
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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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Harnessing Rural Strengths for Schoolwide Transformation

I learned that “small town charm” isn’t just a cute saying; it is the foundation of rural livelihood.

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ALL Means ALL

Equity-based health care delivery to ALL students is my mission.

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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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Understanding intersectionality is critical to advancing educational equity for all

Demonstrating a recognition and appreciation of difference is an important step in creating supportive and inclusive learning environments.

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Maryland State Spotlight - Queen Anne’s County on the Cutting Edge of Cultural Competence

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools takes an active approach to equity through Cultural Competence.

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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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