Welcome to IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership reflects the collaborative work of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at state and local level.

Partner Spotlight: National Behavioral Health Community of Practice.

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Youth Lens Project Gives Voice to the Impact of Stigma
Youth across the nation and their adult allies have developed an activity to engage others in sharing their insights about stigma and isolation.

Compliance and results drive new special education efforts.

rdaIn June, 2014 the Office of Special Education Programs released its new approach to improving outcomes for students with disabilities.

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Partnership launches Leading by Convening: A Blueprint for Authentic Engagement

The IDEA Partners have identified one of the biggest barriers to deep collaboration...everybody thinks they are already doing it!

Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) provides a comprehensive design for school behavioral health

The Center for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), The Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) and the IDEA Partnership have collaborated on the development of a framework for working across education and mental health for better student outcomes.

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Dialogue Guides

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Community of Practice

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CoP Guidebook

Partnership Way

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Leading by Conveing

Dialogue Guides

Source Document:  A Whole Child Approach to Education and the Common Core State Standards Initiative. ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development).
Available at: http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/policy/CCSS-and-Whole-Child-one-pager.pdf
Dialogue Starter:
A Whole Child Approach to Education and the Common Core State Standards Initiative

Source Document:
Application to Students with Disabilities.  The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers: Common Core State Standards Initiative
Available at:  http://www.corestandards.org/assets/application-to-students-with-disabilities.pdf
Dialogue Starter: Common Core State Standards and Students with Disabilities

Source Document:
Common Core State Standards Parents' Guide to Student Success
National PTA Office of Public Policy. PTA Issue Brief: PTA Issue Brief: “Common Core State Standards Initiative". April 2010.
Pages 1-4. Available at http://www.pta.org/files/Issue_Brief-CCSSI.pdf
Dialogue Starter: Common Core State Standards Initiative

Source Document:
Common Core State Standards: A Tool for Improving Education
National Education Association (NEA) Policy Brief: “Common Core State Standards: A Tool for Improving Education”, NEA Education Policy and Practice Department, Center for Great Public Schools, Washington, D.C., 2011, Available at
http://www.nea.org/assets/docs/HE/PB30_CommonCoreStandards10.pdf

Source Document:On the Road to Implementation: Aligning Assessments with the Common Core Standards, Achieve. August 2010; pages 1-3  Available at: http://www.achieve.org/files/FINAL-CCSSImplementationGuide.pdf
Dialogue Starter:
On the Road to Implementation: Aligning Assessments with the Common Core Standards

Dialogue Guides

Dialogue Guides are models for conducting interactive discussions across stakeholders. Each Guide contains one topical document that all who come to the table access in order to start with the same knowledge base; and a set of reaction and application questions for a facilitator to support the assembled group to build areas of agreement and develop action-plan(s).

To gain a better understanding of the facilitator’s roles and responsibilities in conducting dialogue, we invite you to read and download the Dialogue Guide Facilitator Handbook.