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Re-imagining Education

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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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Co-Teaching with UDL in Mind

When UDL is part of the intention, teachers place learners at the center. 

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Uber Interesting – Making My Driver’s Story Obsolete

I was lacking so much learning that it has affected my whole life. Still does now. It’s like I’ll never catch up.

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Lessons Learned in Maryland: Looking Back and Going Forward

From the school administrative staff to the custodians, from teachers to paraprofessionals, every adult is involved in every child’s learning.

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Scaling Up in the Granite State: New Hampshire Focuses on Family and Community Engagement

From eight original SWIFT schools to more than 20 working to implement SWIFT Domains and Features, New Hampshire is proudly promoting and implementing All Means All.

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Transitioning to an Inclusive Setting: Five strategies for districts, schools, and families

For his first five years in public education, Simon attended a self-contained classroom in the school across town with other students who were labeled with “intellectual disabilities.” Every school day, a bus des

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SEA Blueprint Now Available on SWIFT Shelf

The "Blueprint" provides an overview of technical assistance practices and collaborative learning structures that support system-wide implementation, sustainability, and scale up of SWIFT Domains and Features.

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The Students Had a Lot to Say

SWIFT Center is pleased to share the University of Kansas recent blog post by our own Allyson Satter. This post was previously published in Hawk Hopes Blog: Change is a Collaborative Act.

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Six Successes and Ten Strategies: Students on Alternate Assessments in Equity-Based Inclusive Education

These successes are the direct result of administrative support for equity-based inclusion, collaboration among educators, partnerships with the families, and attention to full-time membership, participation, and learning.

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