Lauren Morando Rhim’s Op Ed entitled “Senate Education Bill Gives No Tangible Support For Students Who Need It Most” was published in The Hill on July 6, 2015.
As part of recent Congressional efforts to reauthorize the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), considerable attention was paid to students with disabilities in charter schools.
The National Center for Special Education in Charters Schools is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities have equal access to charter schools and public charter schools and designed and operated to enable all students to succeed.
When public charter schools first opened in the early 1990s, each was unique and independent. Independent public charter schools remained the norm as the public charter school movement grew from a fledgling reform effort into a major force in public education, now affecting 2.7 million students and families nationwide.
The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) just released a new report entitled Special Education in New Orleans: Juggling Flexibility, Reinvention, and Accountability in the Nation’s Most Decentralized School System.
In January of 2014 the New York City Independent Budget Office issued a “Schools Brief” entitled Staying or Going? Comparing Student Attrition Rates at Charter Schools with Nearby Traditional Public Schools.
New York City/Geneva Switzerland—Oak Foundation has approved a second grant to The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) in support of their mission to ensure that students with diverse learning needs are able to fully access and thrive in charter schools.
Congratulations to Newark New Jersey’s charter schools, nearly all of which recently recommitted to the Newark Charter Compact. At a ceremony last week, the schools re-signed onto this annual statement of shared principles, vision and collaboration.
Three recent publications highlight some of the key challenges the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools faces as we work to ensure students with disabilities have ready access to charter schools prepared to provide quality special education and related services.
Julia Sass Rubin and Mark Weber of Rutgers University recently published a report (the first of a three part series, with two parts yet to come) that examines enrollment differences between public charter schools and traditional district schools in New Jersey.