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SWIFT Talk Blog

SWIFT Talk Blog

Re-imagining Education

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MTSS in Alternative, Community, and Correctional Education

Orange County (CA) Alternative, Community, and Correctional Education Schools and Services educator teams developed analogies to help them explain MTSS to their colleagues and community.

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The Impact of SWIFT Technical Assistance

Recently, we had an opportunity to look back at the outcomes of this technical assistance, publishing our findings in a special issue of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability (AAIDD) journal ‘Inclusion.’  To complete this special issue, researchers culled through SWIFT data in each domain (i.e., policy, administrative leadership, family and community engagement, integrated education, and multi-tiered systems of support).

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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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Wondering about MTSS?

Recently we were asked some thought provoking questions about MTSS.  We wanted to respond as well as invite you to join the conversation here on SWIFT Talk. 

Here are the questions and our responses.

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Reframed Thinking about Disability and Inclusion

Dr. Meisenheimer reflects on how Dr. Sailor's influence changed her thinking about disability and inclusion.

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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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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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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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