Today, in response to a compelling need in the charter school sector, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) is announcing its launch at the National Association of Charter School Authorizers’ (NACSA) 2013 Leadership Conference.
The District’s charter schools expelled far fewer students in the 2012-13 school year than the school year before, but individual charters’ expulsion rates continued to vary widely, according to D.C. Public Charter School Board data released Tuesday.
“I want to see charters pioneering solutions that do a better job of educating students with disabilities,” Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, July 2013, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools Conference, Washington, DC.
One of the challenges charter schools face related to special education is a lack of knowledge about students who are identified as eligible to receive services. Our colleagues at the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) have written about…