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Military Dependent Students: Better Oversight Needed to Improve Services for Children With Special Needs ReportsGAO12 Sep, 2012 This September 2012 report from the Government Accountability Office examines how the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)  provides special education through DOD schools and other entities,… Read more
New York State Special Education Enrollment Analysis ReportsCenter on Reinventing Public Education21 Nov, 2012 This November 2012 report from the Center on Reinventing Public Education compares and analyzes enrollment of special education students in certain districts and charter schools in New York… Read more
Federal Guidance on Schools' Obligation to Provide Students with Disabilities Opportunity to Participate in Athletics PublicationU.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights28 Jan, 2013 This January 25, 2013, guidance from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights clarifies schools' obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to provide … Read more
Students With Disabilities: More Information and Guidance Could Improve Opportunities in Physical Education and Athletics ReportsGovernment Accountability Office02 Jul, 2012 This 2010 report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that students with disabilities participated in athletics, but at consistently lower rates than those without… Read more
Creating Equal Opportunities for Children with Disabilities to Participate in PE and Extracurricular Athletics ReportsU.S. Department of Education28 Aug, 2011 This 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Education covers federal laws and guidelines for physical activity, and suggestions for increasing opportunities for access for children and… Read more
Authorizer SPED Rubric for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) - Word Version ToolkitsLauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil 24 Oct, 2012 This rubric for LEAs was developed by Lauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil for authorizers to build their capacity to support development and maintenance of high-quality special education programs.… Read more
Special Education (Minnesota State Evaluation Report) ReportsOffice of the Legislative Auditor, State of Minnesota19 Mar, 2013 This March 2013 report from the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor evaluates special education delivery in the state. The proportion of public school students receiving special… Read more
Authorizer SPED Rubric for Non-Local Education Agencies (Non-LEAs) - Word Version ToolkitsLauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil 24 Oct, 2012 This rubric for NON-LEAs was developed by Lauren Rhim and Paul O’Neil for authorizers to build their capacity to support development and maintenance of high-quality special education… 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
English Language Learning and Leadership: Putting it All Together Reports05 Jun, 2010 As our student population becomes increasingly linguistically diverse, educators are faced with the challenge of providing academically rigorous instruction to English language learners (… Read more