Improving Outcomes for Students of Color, Students Living in Poverty, and Students with Disabilities
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it is investing over $10 million to launch the Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community. The SWIFT Education Center will receive $1.2 million in funding to offer intensive training for charter school leaders and principals to improve outcomes for black, Latino, and low-income students with disabilities.
Increase Inclusion in Washington Schools
Spots open now for Washington Inclusionary Practices professional learning!

SWIFT is offering Washington principals and assistant principals a virtual blended learning event across 4 weeks in June. The event is designed to equip them to simultaneously tackle the challenges of re-entry to school this fall and  continued improvement of equity and inclusion. The event is free to Washington education leaders, thanks to OSPI’s inclusionary practices project.

SWIFT Covid-19 Resources
As the Covid-19 pandemic began, we watched state and local education agencies, schools, and families spring into action, rapidly providing educators and students what they needed to change the way they do school. This caring, determination, and resourcefulness are exactly what we expect from this professional community!

SWIFT offers specific Covid-19 resources to make the load lighter for educators and school better for students now and in the future. In addition, we selected resources from SWIFT Guide , SWIFT Playbook, and SWIFT Resource Shelf , as well as identified links to other organizations we think are particularly relevant in this time of social isolation. has a New Look
Have you visited lately? You may have noticed the new look and layout of our site. Rest assured, all the excellent resources are still there, and more!

You can still access SWIFT Guide to learn about the ten key features of the SWIFT Framework through short videos with discussion guides, the "5 steps to get you started" feature, and links to free, curated resources from some of the best minds in education.

SWIFT Shelf, SWIFT Unscripted podcasts, SWIFT Talk blogs, and Transformation Playbook are all now searchable from the home page for easier access to the resource you need to advance equitable and inclusive education through multi-tiered system of support for all students.
Copyright SWIFT Education Center, 2020 Permission is granted to share and reprint. Please cite as SWIFT News May , 2020 Issue 66. Lawrence, KS: SWIFT Education Center.