SWIFT Talk Blog

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Re-imagining Education

Filtering by: Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS)

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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Five Reasons to Continue Literacy Instruction at Any Age

My family loves to read.  My husband reads classic novels and mysteries for relaxation.  Our son reads history and sci-fi fantasy with a passion.  I like to read history as well as non-fiction about culture and l

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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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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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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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