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Parent activism for inclusive Northampton schools

It’s been a challenging roll-out of the new co-teaching inclusion WINS model in the first grade at Bridge Street School in Northampton Public Schools. (WINS = Welcoming Inclusion in Northampton Schools).  The Daily Hampshire Gazette covered our parent activism: Brody said that beginning this school year, she and other first-grade parents and guardians started “swapping… Continue reading Parent activism for inclusive Northampton schools

cities · Inclusion · Massachusetts · Neurodiversity · Politics · Public education

School Discipline for Students with Disabilities in Northampton, MA

I’ve been involved with a group of first grade parent whose children attend Bridge Street School in Northampton, MA. We are advocating for greater resources for the school to ameliorate the “chaotic” implementation of its new inclusion/co-teaching model, Welcoming Inclusion in Northampton Schools (WINS).   Parents of children who receive special education services have discussed their… Continue reading School Discipline for Students with Disabilities in Northampton, MA