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Access, Equity, Progress


Research shows that students with disabilities learn and achieve more when they are taught with their typical peers. We believe that supporting students with disabilities is a school-wide general education priority.

For the Access, Equity, Progress Imperative — in partnership with national experts and organizations — we provide an implementation framework of technical assistance, self-assessment, and support that mirrors current special education accountability and compliance under state and federal law.

Through this framework, our goal as educational leaders is to implement a seamless and comprehensive statewide system of coordinated services for children with disabilities – from birth to kindergarten – and their families in homes, communities, and early childhood settings to narrow the school readiness gap.

Please explore the latest Access, Equity, Progress webinars, resources, and articles below.




Below you will find Access, Equity, and Progress resources organized around the division’s five key strategies. Posts are continually created and updated in partnership with national experts on special education law, implementation, and practice. You can scroll

through our most recent updates, or click on “View All” for more resources, or to customize your search.

    Strategic Collaboration | VIEW ALL

    Family Partnerships | VIEW ALL

    Evidence-Based Practices | VIEW ALL

    Data-Informed Decisions | VIEW ALL

    Professional Learning | VIEW ALL