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December 11, 2014

Lawsuit Supporting Special Education Students in New Orleans Nears Closure

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

Some Charter Schools Make Students With Disabilities Their Mission

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

Newark Charter Fund Gives Grant to Help Improve Special Education Capacity

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

Students With Disabilities in Charter Schools the Focus of New Nonprofit

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

Study Examines Special Education Enrollment in New York City Charters

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

Justice Dept. Warns Wisconsin Voucher Schools Against Discrimination

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

Cyber Charter Threatened Over Treatment of Students With Disabilities

Georgia Cyber Academy could be closed if it fails to create or obtain individual education plans for students.

November 21, 2012

Charters Perform Well in Serving Special Needs Students, Study Says

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

Los Angeles Still Struggles to Serve Students With Disabilities

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.

September 14, 2012

Where Are Students With Disabilities Going to School?

National trends show students with disabilities are more likely to stay in traditional public schools as peers leave for charters and private schools, but some states are showing an alternate pattern.

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