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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)

Spotlight on Charter School Leadership

This Spotlight examines the ways schools cultivate new leaders and the many strengths and skills those leaders must draw upon.

Spotlight on Charter School Research

This Spotlight looks at how success of charter schools is measured, and how charters can collaborate with district schools.

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Charting My Own Course Blog

10/22 06:00 am | Pardon My Ignorance But ... Is High School Really This Crazy? | After 12 years in K-8 education, I'm finally getting a glimpse of the world of high school—and it's a totally different, sometimes bizarre, world.

Charters and Choice Blog

10/20 10:58 am | National Conference for Charter School Authorizers Kicks Off in Miami | The annual leadership conference for the groups that approve and oversee charter schools is taking place this week.

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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
Other school systems can learn much from the charter schools experiment in New Orleans, David Osborne writes.
September 11, 2012 - Education Week
Public and charter school students will be able to choose classes offered by businesses, nonprofits, and other groups, as well as schools.
September 10, 2012 - Education Week
Competition for students, especially in urban areas, is putting added pressure on Catholic institutions.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week
The new stance backs a broader array of charter authorizers—and puts the PTA at odds with its Georgia chapter.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week

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