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  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs logo

    Thursday, July 30, 2015

    CAST has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs to scale the use of digital science notebooks in grades 4 through 6.

  • Photo of Christina Bosch

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Christina Bosch, a CAST instructional designer and a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has won a competitive and prestigious fellowship for early-career education professionals.

  • Wendy Scott Keenan

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    CAST is pleased to welcome Wendy Scott Keeney as Chief Development Officer (CDO).  In this role, Wendy will oversee all efforts large and small across the organization to build a pipeline of diverse funding opportunities for CAST and a robust portfolio.

  • YouthBuild student drilling a ceiling

    Monday, May 14, 2018

    During the week of May 14-21, 2018, CAST's CEE-STEM project will be featured in the NSF STEM for All Video Showcase. This week-long, virtual showcase creates an opportunity for NSF-funded research projects in various stages to discuss their work with fellow researchers as well as the public.

  • Friday, March 30, 2018

    Exciting partnership between CAST and Stanford University in establishing the UDL Innovation Studio at the Schwab Learning Center.

  • Jose Blackorby

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    CAST today announced the appointment of Jose Blackorby, PhD, as Senior Director of Research and Development. In this capacity, Dr. Blackorby will lead CAST’s research, project development, and technical assistance efforts. He will also open a West Coast office in the Bay Area.

  • Photo of the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    CAST CEO Linda Gerstle issued a statement supporting the passage of The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (HR.2353), which includes Universal Design for Learning.

  • Photo of the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    This past December, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind. And for the first time, the nation’s general K-12 education law defines and endorses Universal Design for Learning.