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Q&A with The Emerge School, Louisiana’s First School Dedicated to Children with Autism

The Emerge School for Autism, a new charter school in Louisiana, is dedicated to helping children with autism reach the best of their educational abilities. Kelsey Nelson spoke with principal Leigh Bozard about the school.

National Alliance Statement on National Council on Disability’s Report on Charter Schools

Charter schools strive to serve all kids—including those with disabilities—and to serve them well. In fact, according to two CREDO reports, the performance outcomes of students with special needs in charter schools show annual modest to significant gains when compared to their district school peers.
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Getting Lost While Trying to Follow the Money

Tracking the special education dollars that support services for students with disabilities attending public schools is complicated; attempting to track the funds to autonomous public charter schools is even more so.