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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December 11, 2014
The legal action, filed in 2010, alleged that New Orleans' conversion to a district dominated by charter schools largely left students with disabilities behind.
September 17, 2014
Nationwide, about 100 charter schools, which are publicly funded but run independently, have made a concerted effort to lure students with disabilities to specialty programs.
August 01, 2014
The Newark Charter School Fund, which has partnered with an organization launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has given $259,000 to a new organization created to help charter schools diversify their student body.
October 22, 2013
The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to work with lawmakers and charter authorizers to improve access to charter schools for students with disabilities.
October 01, 2013
Marcus Winters, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, says that charters are less likely to identify students as needing special education, and more likely to move students out of special programs.
May 03, 2013
Schools that enroll students using the publicly-funded vouchers must adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Justice cautions.
November 26, 2012
Georgia Cyber Academy could be closed if it fails to create or obtain individual education plans for students.
November 21, 2012
An analysis of charter schools in New York state concludes that they enroll comparable percentages of students with disabilities as regular public schools in many circumstances, despite concerns raised recently at the national level by the Government Accountability Office.
October 30, 2012
About eight in 10 students with disabilities get the right number of sessions of services they need, but only seven in 10 get those services for the amount of time their educational plans say they should.