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Nonprofit to Join Charters With Special-Needs Students

By Christina A. Samuels — October 29, 2013 1 min read

A nonprofit based in New York that hopes to break down barriers to charter schools enrolling and effectively educating students with disabilities was launched last week.

The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools plans to conduct research, provide sample policy language to states and charter authorizers that can help charter schools achieve parity with traditional schools, and promote the work of charter networks that can serve as an example to others.

So far, it has received funding from the Oak Foundation, based in Geneva, Switzerland, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Academic Development Institute, based in Lincoln, Ill.

A version of this article appeared in the October 30, 2013 edition of Education Week as Nonprofit to Join Charters With Special-Needs Students

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