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  • 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

    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.

  • Photo of Kim Ducharme

    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    On November 18, Digital Promise hosted the first-ever design challenge titled “Designing a Better Future for Adult Learners.” The event took place in five locations across the United States, linked by simulcast web conferencing technology. CAST's Director of Design, Kim Ducharme, and Senior Interactive Designer, Cassandra Sell, both participated.

  • Cover of School Administrator Magazine

    Thursday, November 5, 2015

    The November 2015 issue of School Administrator a magazine that circulates to more than 13,000 school and district leaders, features a package of stories about universal design for learning (UDL) and highlights CAST's free resources for schools.

  • QIAT Book Cover

    Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    CAST Professional Publishing announced today the publication of Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology: A Comprehensive Guide to AT Services.

  • UDL On Campus logo

    Thursday, October 8, 2015

    CAST today made public a redesign of UDL On Campus: Universal Design in Higher Education (http://udloncampus.cast.org), a popular website that helps postsecondary educators improve learning opportunities for all students through better curriculum design and technology choices.

  • sad-looking teenage girl

    Thursday, September 3, 2015

    In this interview with Harvard University's Usable Knowledge newsletter, Co-President Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann describes CAST's work on how Universal Design for Learning can help offset the threat of stigma and stereotypes for students with learning disabilities.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    CAST Co-President Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann briefed members of Congress and Congressional staff at a breakfast meeting on Capitol Hill today on the work CAST is doing to improve education for students with dyslexia.

  • eSchool News logo

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015

    “Making the most of technology requires a methodical and principled approach, one that turns the aspirations of personalized learning into an effective practice of personalized learning,” writes CAST’s David Gordon in eSchool News. “Universal design for learning makes that practice possible. The challenge for educators is to realize this potential in the classroom on Monday morning.”

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