The vast majority of families using private school vouchers for children with disabilities are participating in programs that provide inaccurate or no information at all on the federal protections they are giving up, according to a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
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Some see vouchers as offering greater flexibility and the potential for a better school fit for students with disabilities, says a new report from the Council for Parent Advocates and Attorneys.
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The Success Academies, a network that educates 11,000 children, is the subject of a complaint over its disciplinary practices, which some allege unfairly target students with disabilities.
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