National Inclusive Schools Week is an annual event held each year during the first full week in December. Since its inception in 2001, this week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students who are marginalized due to disability, gender, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, language preference and other factors. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.
This year’s theme is Standing Up, Sit Tall for Inclusion. This is particularly fitting because in our world today, we are embracing changes necessary to protect the practices in education and society essential to making a positive difference for all. In schools where inclusive education flourishes, there is an inspirational, more positive culture.
Learn more about National Inclusive Schools Week by visiting the Inclusive Schools Network’s website.