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Understanding the Charter School Special Education Gap: Evidence from Denver, Colorado ReportsCRPE01 Jun, 2014 Charter schools have expanded rapidly across the nation and throughout Colorado over the last decade. Today, about 16 percent of Denver’s public school students in kindergarten through 12th… Read more
Afya Case Study21 Mar, 2014 Background Afya Public Charter School strives to offer students a very different kind of middle-school experience.  Located in the Belair-Edison neighborhood on the west side of Baltimore… Read more
EDUPRIZE Case Study21 Mar, 2014 Background EDUPRIZE Schools is an A+ award winning charter school system founded in 1995, with two campuses in Phoenix, AZ. Twelve percent of EDUPRIZE’s student population receives… Read more
Financing the Education of High-Need Students ToolkitsThomas B. Fordham Institute01 Nov, 2013 America’s approach to the education of children with disabilities is antiquated, costly, and ineffective. Far too many children emerge from our special-ed system without the skills,… Read more
The Inclusion of Students With Disabilities in School Accountability Systems: An Update ReportsAmerican Institutes for Research22 Oct, 2013 This October 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences provides analyses of the extent of the inclusion of students with disabilities in school… Read more
Improving Access and Creating Exceptional Opportunities for Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools ReportsLauren Morando Rhim and Paul O'Neill21 Oct, 2013 This report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools explores the relevant legal framework that shapes special education in the charter sector; outlines both the challenges and… Read more
Michigan Authorizer Primer on Special Education in Public School Academies (PSA) ToolkitsMichigan Department of Education01 Sep, 2013 The newly updated Michigan Authorizer Primer on Special Education in Public School Academies (PSA, the term for charter schools in the state) is dvided into four separate sections: the role… Read more
Michigan Operator Primer on Special Education in Public School Academies (PSA) ToolkitsMichigan Department of Education01 Sep, 2013 The newly updated Michigan Operator Primer for Special Education in Public School Academies (PSAs, the name for charter schools in the state) includes sections on the pre-authorization… Read more
Challenges for Charter School with Special Education: Issues of Concern for Charter School Authorizers and Service Providers ReportsLeman Kaniturk Kose06 Jul, 2013 Charter schools, as one type of school choice, have been attracting a growing number of students since first inception in Minnesota in 1991. Although charter schools are a fledgling reform… Read more
Charter Schools And The Road to Readiness: The Effects on College Preparation, Attendance And Choice ReportsPrepared for The Boston Foundation and NewSchools Venture Fund28 May, 2013 This May 2013 report provides analysis of the performance of charter high schools in Boston, Massachusetts, focusing on outcomes that are "essential for or facilitate postsecondary… Read more