The Data Meeting Toolkit

This month we are excited to highlight an IDEA Data Center (IDC) toolkit, the Data Meeting Toolkit. This toolkit was born out of the desire to help states and agencies move from the collection and reporting of data to the use of data to inform decision-making. Using high-quality data can help you allocate resources effectively and maximize outcomes for your students. However, data discussions can sometimes seem overwhelming. The Data Meeting Toolkit includes a suite of tools that support success before, during, and after data meetings. The tools offer practical and specific examples of how to use the toolkit to address a range of data meeting needs.

Washington AIMS Seeks Applicants for Cohort 2

The Washington Administrators Improving Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Project is seeking applicants for Cohort 2.

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction joined with the University of Washington
Bothell in a successful application for the Washington AIMS (Administrators Improving
Multitiered Support Systems) project. Project AIMS received five years of funding from the
U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education (OSEP) to support local
leadership for multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) in schools and districts across the
state. The project began October 1, 2020, and will serve a cohort of fifteen principals and
district administrators each year who are engaged in leading MTSS in their organizations.

More information, application information and materials

Curbing learning loss during the pandemic

Learning loss has occurred during the pandemic, but there have also been educational gains and educators have implemented innovations that are here to stay. During this recent Tech & Learning virtual roundtable hosted by Dr. Kecia Ray, a panel of experts shared strategies for decreasing learning loss and what changes brought on by the pandemic are likely permanent.

Parents with disabilities face extra hurdles with remote schooling

The Americans with Disabilities Act says schools have to help not just students but parents with disabilities, too, like making sure deaf or blind parents can communicate during parent-teacher conferences. But what happens when kids are learning at home? That’s uncharted territory. Rosabella Manzanares, a first-grader at Betsy Ross Elementary in Forest Park, Ill., has a spelling test. Like so many kids around the country, she’s taking the test at home, sharing a Zoom screen with a class full of other boisterous 6-year-olds.

CASE Winter Workshop

February 24, 25, & 26

Register Today! CASE will be using the Pheedloop Platform once again. Wednesday, February 24 = Showcase Sessions. Thursday, February 25 = Workshop with Ricky Robertson. Friday, February 26 = Workshop with Julie Weatherly, Esq. In addition, Thursday and Friday will conclude with a CASE Policy Roundtable. CASE Policy Chair Dr. Kevin Rubenstein and CASE Policy Consultant Myrna Mandlawitz will share information and answer your important questions!