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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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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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New Hampshire State Spotlight

Madison Elementary School is forging the way to positive outcomes for all students!

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Just Listen.

A few weeks ago, I was catching up on the phone with my sister, a middle-school science teacher who has been in the classroom for over 15 years.

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