Response to Intervention (RtI)
School improvement isn’t just about schools. It’s also about students and teachers, and how education leaders at all levels—state, district, school, and classroom—work together to help students succeed. This issue of SEDL Letter explores school improvement in a variety of areas.
In February, 2009, SECC convened key leaders from SEAs in six southeastern states to discuss various approaches to funding Response to Intervention (RtI) during a summit held in Atlanta, GA. Participants attended an interactive session by representatives of various offices in the U.S. Department of Education (Title I, Title III, and the Office of Special Education Programs) to gain insight into fiscal policies that support the implementation of RtI and what is allowable under specific provisions of federal law. Based on information from SECC's evaluation and debriefing session on the summit, this edition of the SECC eBulletin discusses important lessons that were learned.