Happy New Year! As we enter 2019, NCSECS is looking forward to continuing our mission-driven work with a renewed sense of urgency and commitment.
NCSECS is excited to welcome another talented new staff member to support our work on behalf of students with disabilities. Megan Ohlssen joins NCSECS as the inaugural Managing Director of Programs. In this role, she will be responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of NCSECS’ services and the management of external programs such as our CMO Network and incubation of new special education collaboratives.
NCSECS is excited to welcome another talented new staff member to support our work on behalf of students with disabilities. Chanelle Figueroa joins NCSECS as the inaugural Senior Director of Communications. In this role, she will lead the creation and execution of a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy to maximize NCSECS’ profile and impact.
Our recently expanded NCSECS team came together in early August for their staff retreat in Grafton, VT. We spent our time reflecting on lessons learned from our past year, as well as setting goals and priorities for the upcoming year. We look forward to collaborating with our partners as we address challenging and important issues related to supporting students with diverse learning needs in the charter sector.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, with a purpose of “providing a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Senior Fellow Paul O’Neill, NJSEC Executive Director Mark Rynone, and Program Specialist Stephanie Lancet attended the National Alliance’s Annual National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, TX.
Be sure to check out our most recently released resources, three case studies that document promising practices and innovative models adopted by Thrive Public Schools, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools (LAB), and Mott Haven Academy Charter School.
NCSECS is partnering with Education Forward DC to examine cross sector data in Washington DC, with the goal of ensuring that all students with disabilities have access to a quality continuum of services.
From March 11-18, Executive Director Lauren Morando Rhim took a pause from NCSECS-related travel to visit Pyeongchang, South Korea and cheer on TEAM USA at the 2018 Paralympic Games. View event photos on NCSECS’ Instagram!
On February 6, Executive Director Lauren Morando Rhim presented on a panel during a policy forum entitled “Increasing Equity through High-Quality Charter Schools: What Can We Learn from Research and Practice?” hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Comprehensive Center at WestEd (MACC@WestEd).