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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Letter to West Virginia State Senator Patricia Rucker Regarding HB2012

On February 15, 2021, the Center submitted a letter to West Virginia State Senator and Chair of the Education Committee Patricia Rucker regarding our concerns about proposed legislation, HB2012, that would allow charter schools in the state to discriminate against students with disabilities. 

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The Center’s Statement on President Biden’s Executive Order on Reopening Schools

The Center applauds the new Biden administration for prioritizing students’ needs during COVID-19 by issuing an executive order supporting the reopening and continuing operation of schools. Students, especially those already on the margins, have borne disproportionate impacts from the pandemic, and swift action is necessary to ensure equity and avoid additional learning loss.

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The Center Signs on to Disability Organizations’ Statement on Education Secretary Nominee Dr. Miguel Cardona

In response to recent news that President-elect Biden has selected Dr. Miguel Cardona as his nominee for Secretary of Education, the Center has signed on to a statement with fellow disability rights organization thanking the transition team for their efforts and encouraging Dr. Cardona to prioritize educational equity, including for students with disabilities.

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The Center Releases Report on Enrollment of Students with Disabilities in Colorado Charter Schools

The National Center for Special Education (the Center) has released a new report examining trends related to enrollment of students with disabilities in Colorado charter schools. Through this report, the Center documented enrollment trends across the state and by authorizing entity, surfaced contributing factors, and identified opportunities for key stakeholders to make short- and long-term changes that can improve students with disabilities’ ability to access and thrive in charter schools.

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The Center’s Statement on Law Enforcement in Schools

For decades, students with disabilities have been disproportionately subjected to the harshest and most exclusionary discipline in schools, including suspensions, expulsions, restraint, seclusion, referrals to law enforcement, and school-related arrests.

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