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Former Chief Executive Officer (2016 – 2021)
Linda Gerstle was named CAST's Chief Executive Officer in 2016 and retired in September 2021.
Located near Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that created the Universal Design for Learning framework, now used the world over to make learning more inclusive. The CAST team includes over 50 talented employees, including world-class educators, learning scientists, instructional designers, literacy experts, policy analysts, UX and graphic designers, software engineers, and a first-rate administrative and executive staff.
Chief Research & Development Officer
As Chief Research & Development Officer, Dr. Tara Courchaine leads CAST’s research and development division.
CAST to Investigate How Outdoor Recreation Can Foster Positive STEM Identities and Pathways for Rural Youth
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
CAST and UNH have been awarded funding from the NSF AISL program to explore strategies that make STEM careers more attractive and accessible to teenagers in New Hampshire’s rural communities.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
We're envisioning a community solution to reclaiming learning and reconnecting to school and work.
Thursday, February 9, 2017
CAST Co-Founder David Rose will receive the J.E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award at CEC 2017.
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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
The goal: Open Educational Resources that are more accessible and discoverable, and that provide needed accommodations.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Five-year, $3.5 million OSEP-funded effort will bolster assistive and instructional technology design and use.
Friday, July 10, 2020
CAST is pleased to announce the establishment of the California Collaborative for Inclusive Literacy (CCIL), a statewide professional development partnership to improve literacy outcomes using CAST’s signature framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL).