This post relays the Center’s support for the U.S. Department of Education’s initiative to address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion.
This post highlights five special education issues that the Center will be keeping an eye on in 2019.
This post lays out a complaint made by Advocates for Children against Success Academy, a NYC organization that manages over 45 charter schools. It also sheds light on the lack of clarity with the issues raised, and the need for clearer support for students with disabilities in charter schools.
This post highlights the Center’s recommendations to OSERS and OSEP regarding Results-Driven Accountability.
This post recounts the Center’s statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s decision to rescind the 2014 Discipline Guidance.
This post recounts the Center’s statement in regards to the Federal Commission on School Safety report and its recommendations.
In a recent commentary for Flypaper, I expressed concern regarding the growth of specialized charter schools: that is, schools designed solely or primarily to educate students with disabilities. Regrettably, my commentary failed to convey the nuance this complex and important topic deserves.
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.
n service of the 6.8 million students with disabilities and their families, we thank the National Council on Disability and the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus for devoting resources to investigate this important topic.
This post recounts the Center’s support of the Keeping All Students Safe Act and the benefits from it.