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How does Implementation Science Impact Education?

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Many people have proposed creative ways to bring school classrooms into the 21st century. From blended learning to flipped classrooms, innovators are creating new approaches to keeping students engaged and directing the path of their own growth. Regardless of the brilliance or effectiveness of an innovation, a new program is simply not enough, in and […]

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5 Phases of Adopting Stepwell

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When our team set out to create Stepwell, our goal was broad: create a platform that provides visibility into improvement and compliance activities associated with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to improve education for students with special needs. We quickly realized that any tool that could drive this kind of change would be […]

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Getting ready for NASDSE

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As the Stepwell team is getting ready to head out to Portland, OR. this weekend for this year’s National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) conference, we’ve been reflecting on what we’ve learned from the states that we’ve talked to in the past year. One of the major things we’ve realized in talking […]

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Step Up with Stepwell: Documenting Compliance with Federal Law

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As a federal law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) demands specific and stringent adherence to its rules. But even with clear policies and guidelines carefully established ahead of time, unforeseen mistakes can slip through the cracks, resulting in costly, time-consuming, and burdensome repercussions. Since its passing in 1975, the act has drastically improved […]