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March 19, 2019

'No-Excuses' Charter Schools May Be Falling Out of Favor, Report Suggests

The numbers of proposed new charter schools known as "no-excuses" type charters has declined over the last five years, as have the rates of approval for such charters, according to new data from the National Association for Charter School Authorizers.

November 30, 2017

School Voucher Programs Leave Parents in the Dark on Disability Rights, Feds Say

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.

October 20, 2017

Bill Gates Plans to Invest in Charter Schools' Big Weak Spot: Special Education

This Gate's newest investment is particularly relevant because the charter school sector has long struggled with serving students with disabilities.

August 15, 2016

Ed. Department: Online Schools Must Follow Special Education Rules

States and districts that run virtual schools should ensure those schools follow mandates around such issues as testing and student identification, says a "Dear Colleague" letter from the U.S. Department of Education.

June 08, 2016

Voucher Funding Mostly Insufficient for Special Needs Students, Report Finds

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.

April 15, 2016

Florida Gov. Scott Signs Inter-District School Choice Bill

While the state previously allowed for intradistrict transfers to public schools, students weren't allowed to cross county lines.

February 16, 2016

Oklahoma High Court Ruling on Vouchers May Help Pass Another School Choice Bill

The Oklahoma supreme court's ruling that vouchers are constitutional could help pass a bill to create an education savings account program.

January 29, 2016

New York City Special Education Parents File Complaint Against Success Academy

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.

January 04, 2016

Department of Justice Closes Investigation Into Milwaukee School Vouchers

The 4-year-old investigation looked at whether Milwaukee's voucher program discriminated against students with disabilities.

November 30, 2015

Inside a District-Charter School Partnership for Students With Disabilities

The Denver district and high-performing charters in the city are working together to better serve students with significant disabilities.

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