Resources

The Center is committed to proactively documenting and disseminating accurate information about the status of students with disabilities in the charter sector through print, social media, and conferences.

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Research Synthesis: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Educating Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools in the State of Connecticut

In February 2020, the Center completed an analysis of the challenges associated with educating students with disabilities in Connecticut charter schools. We found that these challenges are symptoms of two broader issues—the state’s inequitable public education funding system and problematic ambiguity in the state charter law.

Developing and Sustaining High Quality Special Education Infrastructure

Developing and Sustaining High Quality Special Education Infrastructures

Special education infrastructures provide a deliberate and efficient means for charter schools to realize economies of scale, pilot new practices, access philanthropic support, and connect with providers in order to build stronger special education programs. This report includes specific, actionable steps for these infrastructures to take.

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The Center’s Statement on Proposed HEROES Act

The Center applauds the drafters of the HEROES Act for prioritizing education funding in this latest relief package and for ensuring that states receiving relief funds guarantee that the rights of students with disabilities remain intact.

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Statement on Senate Democrats’ Letter Supporting IDEA Funding

States need additional education funding now—and the Center applauds a new federal funding request from a group of Democratic senators led by Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire that would specifically provide additional funding for the provision special education during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Center Applauds the New Jersey DOE’s Guidance Banning Waivers

This week, the Center became aware that some New Jersey school districts were asking parents to sign away the rights of their children in order to access special education services during COVID-19 closures—an outrageous and illegal practice. We applaud the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) for moving swiftly to block this violation of students’ civil rights.

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