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Ossining Union Free School District Celebrates #ISW2020

Multiple buildings in the Ossining Union Free School District, located in Westchester County, New York, celebrated Inclusive Schools Week.  Ossining is home to approximately 5100 students.  Members of our school community were provided with resources and events to develop and raise awareness about the benefits of inclusive educational practices. Park Early Childhood Center (Pre-k & Kindergarten)… Read more

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Kids Included Together & Changing Perspectives 2021 Activity Guide

We are pleased to share the 2021 Inclusive Schools Week Activity Guide developed in partnership by Kids Included Together (KIT) and Changing Perspectives. This activity guide is meant to be utilized by teachers during Inclusive Schools Week 2021. While Inclusive Schools Week is intended to provide support to all marginalized students, this guide is focused… Read more

Theodore Roosevelt High School: A Global Studies Campus in DC Public Schools

Theodore Roosevelt High School, a Global Studies Campus in DC Public Schools, values all students’ unique talents and encourages and challenges students to become intellectually curious, world language proficient, internationally aware, and globally responsive. Roosevelt High School is kicking off Inclusive Schools Week on Monday, December 6, 2021, with a mini-lesson on inclusion for their… Read more

A Solid Foundation #ISW2021

A solid foundation is essential to any building project.  The foundation not only supports the building and anchors it against natural forces, but it also protects the structure from ground moisture, so it stands firm.  In our schools and communities, strong leadership is the foundation that supports an inclusive school environment and anchors it firmly… Read more

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“If You Build It, They Will Come!” #ISW2021

The 25th anniversary of the movie classic “Field of Dreams,” celebrated this year with the MLB game in the Iowa cornfields, gives testimony to the movie’s legendary line, “If you build it, they will come.”  It also echoes the message and hope of this year’s rebuilding theme for Inclusive Schools Week.  If we share ownership… Read more

2019 Inclusive Schools Week Theme #ISW2019

What a journey!  What a challenge!  What progress we have seen!  Yet we have much more to do to make all our schools and communities inclusive for all! The 2019 theme for Inclusive Schools Week provides educators, students, parents, schools, agencies, and communities with the opportunity to think about our current philosophies and practices regarding… Read more

2018 Inclusive Schools Week Theme #ISW2018

  The theme for this year’s Inclusive Schools Week is “A Kaleidoscope of Friends.” If you look into a kaleidoscope, you see an infinite array of patterns of brilliant light created by repeated reflection. Kaleidoscope comes from two Greek words: kalos, meaning “beautiful,” and eidos, “shape.” And indeed, education takes on a beautiful shape when… Read more

New Inclusive Schools Week Activities

Decorate Your Room for Inclusive Schools Week! Give students a chance to sum up their best traits while reviewing adjectives with this bulletin board decoration. Instruct each child to fill out the gift pattern, decorate it, and cut it out. Then invite each child to share the adjectives with the class. Display the completed gifts… Read more

Inclusive Schools Week 2015 Plans in San Francisco

KALW Local Public Radio 91.7FM in San Francisco hosted Deborah Peralta, co-chair of Inclusive Schools Week in San Francisco, to discuss upcoming events for this celebration in December. They discuss their plans for Inclusive Schools Week which has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly… Read more