As we prepare for the urgent work of 2020, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the highlights and accomplishments of the last year. It was a year of significant growth for the Center, with new initiatives at the programmatic and policy levels, new staff, and renewed energy for our mission of ensuring that students with disabilities are able to fully access and thrive in charter schools.
The Center is proud to announce the launch of its newly redesigned and rebranded website at www.ncsecs.org. The revamped website features a streamlined and simplified design, improved accessibility and functionality, and clear and concise content that visualizes some of our work.
On September 9, The Center awarded education advocate Eileen M. Ahearn the inaugural Eileen M. Ahearn Education Visionary Award for her foresight and commitment to ensuring students with disabilities have the same access to a high quality charter school education as do their peers.
In her most recent blog post, Wendy Tucker, the Center’s Senior Director of Policy, reflected on the National Governors Association’s two day convening of Governors’ offices in Nashville, TN earlier this month.
Are you proactive, positive, and intellectually curious? Do you have a passion for social justice and, ideally, experience in the field of education, charter schools, and/or working with students with disabilities or do you know someone who is?
This year, we are excited to partner with NAPCS to develop an intentional strand of sessions focused on special education. Come to our homeroom on July 1 from 8:30 – 9:15 AM in Lagoon G to learn more about the increased focus on special education.
The Center’s Executive Director Lauren Morando Rhim urges Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the KY General Assembly to include language in proposed Freedom Scholarship legislation to guarantee that schools accepting the scholarships follow IDEA.
The Center is excited to welcome two talented board members to support our work on behalf of students with disabilities.
Victory for the disability advocacy community. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) prevailed in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education for Secretary DeVos’ decision to delay implementation of the Equity in IDEA regulations.
The Center hit the ground running in 2019 establishing facts, advocating for policies, sharing best practices, and building coalitions. We cannot do this work alone: partnership and collaboration are critical to achieving our mission.