SWIFT Center

TASH is in Vienna, Austria!

This week, TASH’s Barb Trader and Jenny Stonemeier visit Vienna, Austria to present at the 2016 Zero Project Conference on Inclusive Education and ICT. TASH is being recognized for innovation in inclusive education around its policy analysis and alignment work with the SWIFT Center, a U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs national… read more

TASH Recognized Internationally for Education Policy Work

Wow – 2016 is off to a great start! TASH is being recognized for innovation in inclusive education by the international body monitoring global progress on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. TASH’s policy analysis and alignment work with SWIFT Center, a U.S. Department of Education Office of Special… read more

TASH Conducts Briefings with Congress as Part of SWIFT Center

Over the past few weeks Jenny Stonemeier, TASH’s Education Policy Director, has been conducting informational meetings with members of Congress who represent the SWIFT schools, districts, and states.  These meetings are part of the SWIFT Policy team’s annual plan to engage a broad range of stakeholders in the work of the SWIFT Center.  Congress is… read more

SWIFT Center Marks Year Two

October marked the beginning of Year Two of the SWIFT Center and we kicked it off by hosting Professional Learning Opportunities in each of our five SWIFT States (Oregon, Mississippi, Maryland, Vermont and New Hampshire). These two-day events were designed specifically to meet the needs of the district and school staff who attended by providing… read more

Delivering on Equity: Implications for Decision-Makers

The following was written by TASH’s own Jenny Stonemeier and was first posted on the SWIFT Talk blog. It is reprinted here with permission. The SWIFT Center is a national K-8 center that provides academic and behavioral support to promote the learning and academic achievement of all students, including those with the most extensive needs.… read more

SWIFT Center Launches its Inaugural Professional Learning Institute

In July, the SWIFT Center gathered with 250 colleagues from around the country to launch the first SWIFT Professional Learning Institute (PLI). Participants included representatives from nearly all of the 64 schools, 16 school districts, and 5 states selected to receive technical assistance to implement the SWIFT model. Teams spent time exploring the SWIFT Framework… read more

SWIFT Update: State Selection Complete

As a partner with the SWIFT Center, TASH congratulates SWIFT on completing the state selection to implement the education initiative called SWIFT (School-wide Integrated Framework for Transformation). Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Oregon and Vermont were selected based on a rigorous set of criteria that included multiple sources of data.  New Hampshire and Vermont will be… read more

SWIFT Center Report: Six Schools Named Knowledge Development Center sites

TASH congratulates the six schools named as Knowledge Development Center sites in the SWIFT Center.  These six schools—chosen from 35 nominated schools—will serve as models of best practice in inclusive school-wide transformation and become part of the SWIFT Center.  Read the announcement from the University of Kansas for more information.  TASH is a partner with… read more