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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 U.S. Department of Education says the Pennsylvania Education Department "acted prematurely" when it changed rules for how charter schools can meet academic-performance standards on the annual PSSA achievement test.
October 16, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The latest state to allow charters wrestles with how to manage their growth and relationship with regular public schools.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
A tight race for governor, the burden of rebuilding a school funding system, and a ballot measure on charter schools could transform education in Washington state.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
Education experts characterize the near-sweep of the school's top management as highly unusual and potentially damaging in the long term.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
The California school that parents want to turn into a charter now has two organizations seeking to make the change.
October 8, 2012 - Education Week
Conflict over a charter moratorium underscores national tensions over charter funding and management.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
An overhaul of Pennsylvania's special-education funding system is on hold this fall, awaiting agreement on proposed charter law changes, according to the chairman of the House Democratic Policy Committee.
September 28, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Job openings in several states could provide momentum for advocates seeking to push politically sensitive agendas.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Change is inevitable, and school leaders need to imitate others' success, Robert Maranto and Rod Paige write.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
September 18, 2012 - Education Week

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