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Diana Diaz-Harrison, the founder of the Arizona Autism Charter School in Phoenix, talks with a young student at the school, while Sammy, her son, stands alongside her on the playground. The school is among about 100 charter schools across the country that specialize in serving students with special needs or disabilities.
—Patrick Breen for Education Week

Special Education Charters Renew Inclusion Debate

Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools. (September 16, 2014)

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The underwhelming performance of many charters should be a call to action, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter say.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
October 27, 2014 - Education Week
Midterm elections and forceful advocacy efforts could reverse long-held resistance in Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago contained names, birthdates and social security numbers for 210 students.
October 20, 2014 - AP
Florida is wading into largely uncharted waters with an effort to fuel collaboration between regular public schools and charters, at a time when several big-city districts have sought similar ties.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Public and private financing is not keeping up with demand for charters, says the report, which also highlights how states can make it easier for the schools to pay for facilities.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
September 15, 2014 - Education Week
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week

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