Special needs

Education Week Talks Charter Schools

According to a recent article on Education Week, agency charter schools in the United States are admitting a smaller percentage of students with disabilities than traditional public schools, 8.2 percent vs. 11.2 percent in public schools in the 2009/2010 school year. The article stated that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that some charter schools

NCLB and Outcomes for Special Needs Students

A recent story on Education Week’s blog, On Special Education, addresses a new report from the Institute of Education Sciences and what its data shows related to students with disabilities and making AYP. According to this story, the report looked at 37 states with relevant data and showed that 9 percent of public schools did

A Few More Summer Suggestions

We recently discussed creating a parent tip list to successfully navigate the unique rigors of summer break. Involving the special needs student in planning her summer of fun could build “buy-in” and yield some interesting ideas. Consider some of these additions to your parent guide: Tips to Help Kids with Learning and/or Attention Problems: 1.