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Using data from the US Department of Education’s biennial Civil…
Reports | 14 Nov, 2019

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Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion: A Qualitative Study of Ten California Charter Schools ReportsCalifornia Charter Schools Association01 Oct, 2016 CCSA’s report, “Meeting the Needs of Every Student Through Inclusion,” is a qualitative study of 10 of the highest-performing CA charter schools that offers new insights into the best ways… Read more
Key Trends in Special Education in Charter Schools: A Secondary Analysis of the Civil Rights Data Collection ReportsNational Center for Special Education in Charter Schools01 Feb, 2018 This report builds off the 2015 NCSECS analysis of the 2011–2012 Civil Rights Data Collection and represents a key element of their effort to establish and communicate the facts about… Read more
State Officials Primer and Training Presentations ToolkitsNational Association of State Directors of Special Education 01 Jan, 2008 This Primer for state-level administrators has been developed to provide information and resources for state officials involved with policy and oversight of charter schools. The content is… Read more
Shining a Spotlight on Promising Practices for Students with Disabilities in the Charter Sector ReportsNational Center for Special Education in Charter Schools01 Jan, 2018 The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools identified four charter schools from across the country as “Centers of Excellence” to showcase and share examples of charter… Read more
Special Education Toolkit: Guidance for Charter School Authorizers ToolkitsNACSA12 Jan, 2018 Parents of children with special needs live every day with worry, questions, and fear; often feeling powerless about the public education options before them. Working to ensure the charter… Read more
Assessing and Improving Special Education: A Program Review Tool for Schools and Districts Engaged in Rapid School Improvement ToolkitsWestEd01 Jan, 2018 The tool was developed through the use of Leading by Convening, a stakeholder-engagement strategy from the IDEA Partnership at the National Association of State Directors of Special… Read more
August 2017 Newsletter Newsletters17 Aug, 2017 Case Study on Valor Collegiate Academies The National Charter School Resource Center (NCSRC) produced a case study on Valor Collegiate Academies, an intentionally diverse charter management… Read more
Assessing and Improving Special Education: A Program Review Tool for Schools and Districts Engaged in Rapid School Improvement Reports22 Jun, 2017 Anecdotal reports from those who have worked extensively in efforts to turn around persistently low-performing schools, and at least one state study of such schools,* suggest that our… Read more
May 2017 Newsletter: English Learners and Students with Disabilities Resources Newsletters25 May, 2017 Comprehensive Resources to Support English Learners and Students With Disabilities Charter school leaders always need support to address the unique needs of their students. To that end, the… Read more
Students with Disabilities Resources Reports30 Jan, 2017 As public schools, charter schools have an obligation to serve students with disabilities (SWD); as self-governing, mission-oriented, and nimble schools, charter schools have a… Read more