Special Education

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As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve…
Reports | 30 Jan, 2017

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Serving Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools Webinar15 Sep, 2015 Students with disabilities are a growing student population in charter schools. According to federal law, all schools, including charter schools, are obligated to serve students with… Read more
The Myth About the Special Education Gap ReportsMarcus A. Winters, Education Next21 Jul, 2015 As public schools, charter schools are legally required to educate all students regardless of the difficulties they bring with them into the classroom. Nonetheless, many are concerned that… Read more
Case Study: Two Rivers Case Study24 Jun, 2015 Background Two Rivers Public Charter School is a high-performing PK-8 school located in Washington, D.C. More than three dozen parents from the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood founded the… Read more
Two Rivers Case Study Available Announcements24 Jun, 2015 Two Rivers a Washington, D.C. PK-8 charter school with an inclusive education model, where the instruction of students with disabilities is integrated with general education.
Special Education in California Charter Schools: All Students Welcome ReportsCalifornia Charter Schools Association15 Apr, 2015 Charter public schools are often criticized for serving fewer students with disabilities than traditional public schools. Opponents often assume that this is due to charters denying access… Read more
Equity at Scale: How Public Charter School Networks Can Innovate and Improve Services for Students with Disabilities ToolkitsPaul T. O’Neill, J.D., Ed.M, and Lauren Morando Rhim, Ph.D., The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools09 Feb, 2015 This brief offers public charter school networks ways to affect and strengthen the special education offerings for students enrolled in networked public charter schools.
Comparing Student Attrition Rates at Charter Schools and Nearby Traditional Public Schools ReportsNew York City Independent Budget Office02 Feb, 2015 This report on New York City emphasizes that: On average, students at charter schools stay at their schools at a higher rate than students at nearby traditional public schools. Students at… Read more
Special Education in Charter Schools: What We've Learned and What We Still Need to Know ToolkitsCRPE01 Dec, 2014 According to national averages, charter schools serve fewer students with special needs, leaving them open to charges that they are exclusionary. Charter leaders counter that when special… Read more
Special Education in Charter Schools: What We've Learned and What We Still Need to Know ReportsCenter for Reinventing Public Education01 Dec, 2014 According to national averages, charter schools serve fewer students with special needs, leaving them open to charges that they are exclusionary. Charter leaders counter that when special… Read more
Brooke Roslindale Charter Case Study28 Oct, 2014 Background Brooke Roslindale Charter School is part of the Brooke Charter Schools Network, a growing group of high-performing K-8 public schools in Boston, Massachusetts. The network,… Read more