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!

Virtual learning will stick around…

About two in 10 U.S. school districts have already adopted, plan to adopt or are considering adopting virtual learning after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The survey of district leaders indicates that virtual learning was the innovative practice that most district leaders anticipated would continue, citing both student and parent demand for continuing various forms of online instruction.

How to ease back to in-person learning

The unpredictability of COVID-19 means that while many districts have returned to full in-person learning, many also have retained either a fully remote or hybrid learning schedule. Still others returned to in-person learning and then had to pivot to remote learning due to positive cases in the building, and then pivot back again.