The National CMO Special Education Network - Connecting Special Education Professionals

The charter sector cannot fulfill the responsibilities central to being a public school absent a coherent and coordinated effort to improve the capacity of individual schools to provide quality special education and related services. Focused efforts to cultivate and distribute policies and practices that ensure charter schools welcome and provide exemplary services to students with disabilities are urgently needed. A few dozen networks of charter schools operated by nonprofit charter management organizations are positioned to be thought leaders in the area of effective and innovative special education practice, but lack the required support and focused facilitation to fulfill this role. In response to this need, NCSECS launched the “National CMO Special Education Network” in 2014 to provide thought leadership and facilitate and catalyze knowledge acquisition by CMOs across the country.

Read more about the National CMO Education Network.