December 2018/January 2019
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Dec 2018

December 2018/January 2019


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. Ensuring students with disabilities can thrive in charter schools that are prepared to help them succeed takes a village and requires momentum, work we could not do without the support of our partners and allies. Energized by our accomplishments from 2018, we will continue to develop tools and resources, build and leverage coalitions, and advocate at the programmatic and policy levels for equity for all students. 

As always, thank you for your readership and stay tuned for more updates on our work and how you can get involved.

Released our report, “Key Trends in Special Education in Charter Schools: A Secondary Analysis of the Civil Rights Data Collection

Developed “Toolkit of Emerging Best Practices and Opportunities for Charter Support Organizations”Hosted a week-long “Special Education Boot Camp” with over 35 participants from Nevada charter schoolsHosted a luncheon focused on key issues in special education and facilitated three sessions at the annual National Charter School Conference in Austin, TXEquity Coalition members released the “Principles of Equitable Schools“Celebrated our fifth birthday at the annual NACSA Leadership Conference Convened 62 participants at the third annual gathering of the National CMO Special Education Network in Los Angeles, CAAdvocated for policies that protect students’ civil rights including equity in IDEA regulations and to preserve the 2014 Discipline Guidance

Jan 9. Deadline to apply for Relay’s Special Education Leadership Academy
Jan 29 – Feb 2. The Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) 2019 Convention & Expo is a premier special education event that will feature over 400 sessions on topics of special interest to charter schools.Feb 2019. NCSECS and the Los Angeles Unified School District will co-host the Collaborative Network – a convening of charter support organizations (CSO) and partners from across the country in – Los Angeles. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, contact Megan OhlssenDemonstrate your commitment to achieving equitable options and outcomes for students with disabilities by signing on to the Principles of Equitable Schools. Join the National CMO Special Education Network for opportunities to connect with colleagues virtually throughout the year and our annual in-person gathering. Contact Megan Ohlssen for more information. 




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