Today, The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools released their groundbreaking report: Key Trends in Special Education in Charter Schools, A Secondary Analysis of the 2011-2012 U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC).
NCSECS has had the opportunity to review three recent reports assessing the nature and viability of online charter schools (also called “virtual” charter schools). They are all components of the same umbrella project – the National Study of Online Charter Schools.
Later this week Lauren Morando Rhim, Executive Director of NCSECS, will be moderating a panel in Seattle on special education in charter schools. There is nothing unusual about that – NCSECS does its best to contribute to conversations whenever asked to participate.
Charter schools can leverage their autonomy to provide creative, academically powerful programs that enable students to succeed. But, not unlike many traditional public schools, they frequently struggle to consistently and effectively meet the needs of students with disabilities.
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.