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.
Laura Sampson is a staff accountant who assists in the preparation of monthy financial statements and account analysis.
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations
As the Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations at CAST, Janet is focused on “making the case” for CAST and UDL with corporate partners and foundations—building significant alliances and partnerships with organizations to solve education’s thorniest challenges.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The International Society for Technology in Education’s Inclusive Learning Network (ISTE-ILN) has announced that CAST’s Mindy Johnson will be honored with the group’s 2015 Outstanding Educator Award.
Since its founding in 1984, CAST has connected with creative and mission-minded organizations and people to work at busting barriers to learning. Among these partners are foundations, government agencies, corporations in the publishing
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
CAST today announced the appointment of Kirk Behnke as Senior Director of Professional Learning.
Project Raise is an NSF funded project partnering with University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), and the Department of Youth Services (DYS) to create an innovative new model for teaching science to incarcerated youth.
CAST and the UDL Implementation Research Network are leading a field-building initiative to stimulate, support, and sustain best practices in UDL education program design, product development, and classroom instruction to meet the growing global demand for UDL as a design framework that recognizes variability among all learners.
A research project to develop and evaluate the impact of a writing professional learning ecosystem to support the needs of 7th and 8th grade teachers to provide more effective writing instruction to students with high-incidence disabilities in preparation for college and career.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
On Thursday, November 17 at OCALICON 2016 held in Columbus, OH, Joy Zabala, CAST's Director of Technical Assistance and Co-Director of the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, was one of the recipients of the 2016 OCALI Awards.