Via the Washington Post‘s Emma Brown, comes the news that Monday night, the DC Public Charter Schools Board (DC PCSB) unanimously denied a request from BASIS DC, one of the charter schools it authorizes, to increase its enrollment ceiling. This sort of denial is probably quite common for schools with authorizers who are not invested in seeing [...]
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The interesting case of a district creating a shell charter school in order to operate a private school voucher program that includes about 25 schools is working its way through Colorado courts. The Douglas County School District approved the Choice Scholarship Program, using the state’s charter law. The program has been on hold since it [...]
Robin Lake and I wrote a commentary about special education in charter schools for Ed Week that was released yesterday. Earlier this year, Robin Lake and her colleagues at CRPE examined enrollment of students with disabilities in New York’s charter schools and traditional public schools in a study commissioned by NACSA. Robin and I discussed the study and its implications in an Ed Week [...]
The 2012 edition of NACSA’s Principles & Standards for Quality Charter School Authorizing provides authorizers with new guidance related to the oversight of special education. Specifically, it says quality authorizers: Enlists expertise and competent leadership for all areas essential to charter school oversight-including, but not limited to, education leadership; curriculum, instruction, and assessment; special education, [...]