education

2020 Inclusive Schools Week Theme #ISW2020

One observation that people around the world are sharing in the year 2020 is the importance of the word ‘Inclusion’.  We have chosen our new theme in recognition of at least three ways in which a greater appreciation for inclusion, as a philosophy and as a way of life in our schools and community, has… Read more

Resilience

As our nation’s schools reopen, two populations, teachers and students, once again come together striving to create safe and productive learning environments. The difference this year is the extreme vulnerability of both of these populations following the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Research reveals children have likely been experiencing unprecedented emotional stress over the past few months of… Read more

ISN Partner: Disability Equality in Education

Inclusive Schools Network is pleased to partner with Disability Equality in Education. Read below to learn more about this organization and the resources they offer. The culture of silence ends. The conversation starts here. Our Mission is to show all students  that disability is a powerful identity and a natural part of the human experience… Read more

Documenting Paraeducator Support

Special Education Paraeducators: How Do You Document Support You Provide Students? How do we know students who are expected to receive curricular and personal supports recommended in Individual Education Programs (IEP’s) are not only receiving them—but that these supports are actually working to improve student learning. What We Collaboratively Designed In recent work with a… Read more

“Inclusive Schools Week” Celebrates Progress Made in Education in Giving All Students Better Opportunities

Watch news video here (ABC 6 News) — Governor Mark Dayton declared December 7-11, 2016 “Inclusive Schools Week”, advocates and supporters of inclusive education believe that there are still students who are marginalized and do not have access to a supportive and quality education.”Inclusive Schools Week” is an annual celebration recognizing  the progress schools have… Read more

How Do We Build Effective Parent-School Partnerships in Inclusive Schools?

Our question for today is how do we build effective parent-school partnerships in inclusive schools. There’s an enormous body of research and studies on the positive impact of parent partnerships and student success not just in school but throughout life. We cannot educate our children without reaching out to their parents. When schools and families… Read more