The two principals and LEA Coach were excited to begin to use the facilitation skills they’d learned through their work with the SWIFT Center to support this district level scale-up. We ended the meeting with energy, focus, and hope!
We wanted the best school for our child and we found it, because inclusion is much deeper than facilities and programs. Inclusion involves everyone looking beyond what children can’t do based on their circumstances to see instead what they CAN do.
Thirty plus years of educational research informs us that by immersing students in the richness and diversity of an inclusive educational experience, students are more likely to learn important life skills.