Inclusive Schools Week 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


The Inclusive Schools Network is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Inclusive Schools Week will be celebrated December 3–7, 2012, in classrooms, schools, and communities throughout the world. Inclusive Schools WeekTM (ISW) highlights and celebrates the progress schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to all students, including those who are marginalized due to disability, gender, ethnicity, geography and language. It also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and families to discuss what else needs to be done to ensure that schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children. ISW is sponsored by the Inclusive Schools Network at Stetson & Associates, Inc.

This week celebrates how schools can make progress on their journey from “Awareness to Action” follow a path of reflection, planning and action.  This year’s Celebration Kit contains updated resources to plan a successful Inclusive Schools WeekTM celebration and includes new tools aimed at supporting schools in the process of becoming more inclusive.

The Celebration Kit is available for download at the extensive Inclusive Schools Network website at www.inclusiveschools.org. You may also purchase the Celebration Kit along with several other resources on a USB drive at the Inclusive Schools Network Shop - blog.inclusiveschools.org/shop.

Inclusiveschools.org has a fresh look and a wealth of innovative resources. It is the home of the Inclusive Schools Network and the place to find updated information about Inclusive Schools Week 2012 and to order new ISW products.  Leading up to the ISW 2012 Celebration there will be weekly postings of ideas, events, and resources to support schools in planning their ISW activities.

For more information about the Inclusive Schools Network and Inclusive Schools Week, please visit www.inclusiveschools.org or email inclusiveschools@stetsonassociates.com.

Be sure to sign up for Inclusive Schools Network News for regular updates as well as other news and information related to building schools and communities that are welcoming of all children and youth.


Ramonica Jones
Public Relations Coordinator
Special Olympics Texas
rjones@sotx.org


About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives through the power of sport by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.  SOTX provides continuing opportunities for more than 58,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the Lone Star State to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  To learn more, visit www.specialolympicstexas.org or call 800.876.5646.  Engage with us on: Twitter @SOTexas; fb.com/SpecialOlympicsTX; youtube.com/specialolympicstexas.