January 8, 2004
Education Week, Vol. 23, Issue 17
Special Education Charters: An Uneasy Fit
Tailored for children with autism, the Princeton House Charter School in center-city Orlando is exempt from the A-to-F state system of school grading that strikes fear in so many Florida educators' hearts. But don't think Carol Tucker is unaccountable for results.
Special Education Disparately Disabled
With African-American students showing up in classrooms for children with mental retardation at 3.3 times the rate of white students, it was obvious in 1997 that Alabama had an equity problem with its special education programs. Ordered by a federal court that year to fix it, the state set to work.
Special Education Teachers: Spec. Ed. Students Should Meet Own Standards
Teachers agree that students with disabilities should be taught to high standards, but their opinions stand in stark contrast to the more concrete policies embedded in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.