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.
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.
National Alliance Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District
Nina Rees made the following statement applauding the Courts ruling in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.
Charter School and Special Education Thought Leaders Issue Statement on Equity to the Trump Administration and 115th Congress
The National Alliance is a proud member of the NCECS Equity Coalition.
Charter School and Special Education Leaders File Brief Urging Supreme Court to Protect Students with Disabilities, Ensure Their Right to Achieve at High Levels
A foundational principle of the charter school movement is that all children should have access to a high-quality education that equips them to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.
Amicus Brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Support of the Petitioner in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District
The National Alliance and the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Petitioner in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District.
A new publication will serve as a tool for charter school leaders, advocates, and policy makers to better understand the funding mechanisms for special education services.
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.