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  • Monday, September 12, 2016

    Senior U.S. Department of Education officials visit CAST and local schools that practice UDL during "Opportunity Across America" Back-to-School Bus Tour. Sue Swenson, acting assistant secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), and Ruth Ryder, acting director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), will visit CAST on Tuesday afternoon for a “Learning and Listening” roundtable discussion of hot-button topics such as ways to improve K-12 literacy instruction, assessment, classroom products, and teacher preparation to make schools more inclusive and effective.

  • Photo of Linda Gerstle

    Chief Executive Officer

    Linda Gerstle was named CAST's Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

  • Photo of Susan Brau

    Director of Finance

    Susan joined CAST in 2019 to manage the financial and compliance aspects of its federal and private grant portfolio, including budgeting, contracting, financial management and reporting.

  • Photo of Jennifer Levine

    Director of Professional Learning

    As Director of Professional Learning,  Jennifer Levine oversees the design and delivery of products and services related to the implementation of Universal Design for Learning in schools, districts, and states.

  • CAST’s staff publishes books, journal articles, policy statements, magazine and newsletter pieces, and also contributors to radio programs, podcasts, and videos. See some of our latest work below.

  • CAST works to increase opportunities to learn for all individuals. Today we pursue this mission through the scientific research, development, and dissemination of educational approaches based on Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

  • CISL: Center on Inclusive Software for Learning | Partners! CAST and ISKME, designer and host of OER Commons

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    The goal: Open Educational Resources that are more accessible and discoverable, and that provide needed accommodations.

  • Photo of Anne Meyer

    CAST's Co-Founder and Chief of Education Design, Emeritus

    Drawing on a long-term focus on the psychological aspects of learning and learning disabilities, Anne Meyer played a leading role in CAST’s design of multimedia technology for diverse learners. Dr. Meyer has also led efforts to refine and disseminate ...

  • CAST regularly partners with organizations in the public and private sectors to explore challenging questions in education. CAST brings a unique perspective from its years of developing the Universal Design for Learning framework to scientific studies in education.

  • A child's hands playing with electronic cubes, one with a light shining brightly

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    We're envisioning a community solution to reclaiming learning and reconnecting to school and work.