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Re-imagining Education

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

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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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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State Spotlight April 2017 - Vermont

Oak Grove Elementary School exemplifies a community working smartly and diligently to serve all children.

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Embrace Learner Variability

When we shift our focus from what is similar about learners to their variability, the payoff is great.

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Presuming Competence: A Thank You Note to Tina

How I learned the importance of presuming competence in all learners by making a huge professional mistake, and what I have been thinking about since then.

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