Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week

Inclusive Schools Week is celebrated the first week in December. It's a time designated to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of teachers, administrators, students, and parents in making their schools more inclusive, thereby contributing to the development of a more inclusive society. The week offers a significant opportunity for educators, students, and parents to engage in dialogue about inclusive education and to plan for the future.

Inclusive Schools Week 2016

Thanks to over 225 students for their banners and posters depicting inclusive practices at their schools:

  • Ashland ES
  • Buckland Mills ES
  • Haymarket ES
  • Loch Lomond ES
  • Montclair ES
  • Mountain View ES
  • Rosa Parks ES
  • Springwoods ES
  • Swans Creek ES
  • T. Clay Wood ES
  • Vaughan ES
  • Victory ES
  • Benton MS
  • Gainesville MS
  • Reagan MS
  • The Nokesville School
  • Colgan HS
  • Potomac HS

Goals of Inclusive Schools Week:

  • Celebrate the progress of schools in educating an increasingly diverse student population
  • Acknowledge the hard work and commitment of schools, families, and communities in creating inclusive opportunities for all children regardless of disability, gender, ethnicity, language, health status, etc.
  • Encourage reflection on how culture, policies, and practices in schools can promote inclusive education
  • Promote action to increase the capacity of schools and communities to meet the needs of all learners

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