Are you interested in learning more about your school’s current level of implementation of SWIFT features? Would you like feedback on what your school can do to strengthen MTSS and inclusive practices? If so, contact us at  to learn how you can arrange for one of our assessors to come to your school to conduct a SWIFT-FIT assessment. We will provide data on your school’s current reality and progress toward equity and excellence for all your students.

Check out this month’s SWIFT Talk “ How a SWIFT-FIT assessment benefits your school ” by Dr. Dan Pollitt. He briefly explains the who, what, how and why of a SWIFT-FIT assessment and highlights how it can help your school and district leadership teams have important conversations about becoming more equitable and supporting all students. SWIFT-FIT is also an objective measure that can be used to communicate with school boards or other governance bodies, family and community members, and school educators and staff.
Do you like to write and have a story to share about equity-based MTSS or inclusive education? SWIFT welcomes submissions that advance the practice of equity, excellence, and All Means All. Click here for submission guidelines.
SWIFT Talk is a blog where you can find brief articles from various points of view in the SWIFT community.  

We thought this month you might enjoy a podcast produced by our partners at Orange County (CA) Department of Education. Dr. Al Mijares, Orange County Superintendent, speaks about the power of kindness.  We would love to hear what are you doing in your school or community to help create a culture of kindness?  
SWIFT Unscripted is a monthly podcast featuring guests from among the SWIFT community. A transcript link for each SWIFT Unscripted podcast
is available at the end of its description. You can listen on SoundCloud
or iTunes , or visit the SWIFT Unscripted page to download the podcast
to your computer.  
Copyright SWIFT Education Center, 2018. Permission is granted to share and reprint. Please cite as SWIFT News , Issue 51, February, 2018. Lawrence, KS: SWIFT Education Center

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