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Fire Prevention vs. Firefighting in Education Today

Research continues to affirm that when schools, families, and the community work together to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school but also throughout life. Today many…

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Our Global Partners: An Experience in Shared Leadership

This post was written by Mary V. Kealy, EdD, President, CASE Very often we think we are steeped in the complexities of implementing the IDEA . Hit the pause button, …

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Including Students with Disabilities: A Missing Link

In my career as a special education teacher, curriculum supervisor, and then principal, Inclusion was a priority focus; however, there always seemed to be a missing link in the process…

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Parent Perspective: You’ve Got a Friend

What is the most underutilized resource in schools today? PEERS! Peer assistance in schools has been a valid teaching strategy for as long as schools have existed.  Peer programs allow…

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The Partnership Between Parents and Educators

I recognize that the phrase ‘parent involvement’ is certainly inadequate when you truly think about the importance of the relationship between the family and the educators.  First, the phrase signifies…

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Systems-Level Inclusive Practices: Challenges and Solutions

Over the past year, the Inclusive Schools Network has selected a range of topics to serve as a spotlight for each month’s newsletter.  These topics have typically reflected school or…

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Leadership for Inclusive Schools: A Parent’s Perspective

“Leadership is not power over others—it is power in relationship with others.” This is one of my favorite sayings about effective leaders and one that states very simply the essential…

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Parent Voices and Perspectives

This post was written by Toni Riester-Wood, Ph.D. “Public Sentiment is everything.  With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.”   Abraham Lincoln Every single student in…

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The Multicultural Landscape of the Classroom

This post was written by Nicole Gallagher, M.Ed. “Peace requires everyone to be in the circle – wholeness, inclusion.” Isabel Allende Our classrooms are a reflection of our country’s multicultural…

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Raising Diverse Learners

What do thumbprints, snowflakes and children have in common? Differences! Differences!  Differences! Isn’t it amazing how children raised in the same household by the same parents can be so different?  As a…

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