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M.L. Donovan Elementary School

M.L. Donovan Elementary in Randolph Public Schools, Massachusetts developed a comprehensive school-wide celebration plan for this year’s Inclusive Schools Week. The plan was developed by administration and grade-level teams. The goals for the week include supporting and building school culture through increasing student understanding of inclusion, how it makes Donovan a better school, and how… Read more

Recommended Practices to Address Staffing Concerns

When educators utilize staff effectively and efficiently, magic things happen for students!  When we rely on old place and label bound staffing models very little authentic progress is achieved. Review the following staffing concerns expressed by many school leaders. For each category, we have provided a number of recommendations and tips to address this concern… Read more

Parent/Guardian Survey Verifying Functional Skills and Environments

Experience has taught me that students with moderate/severe disabilities, who are receiving functional services, often have families that are simply stressed.  These are folks who don’t have the time or inclination to complete a form.  These are sometimes the families who do not return forms sent to them from school.  The importance of the needed… Read more

Ghana Inclusive International School 2015 ISW Celebration

Multikids Inclusive Academy (MKA) is Ghana’s first inclusive international school, educating children in a co-existing learning environment. MKA combines creative, academic and vocational teaching and learning based on the UK National Curriculum, for students in nursery school up to 21 years old. They provide excellence through an enabling environment for all learners and promoting inclusion… 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