Resources & Research

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Innovations in the Charter School Community: Reinventing the Delivery of Special Education

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Equitable Enrollment for Students With Disabilities: Understanding Recent Legal Challenges

The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a full-day conference in Minneapolis on June 19, 2012, titled Building the Capacity of Charter Schools: Effectively Serving Students With Disabilities. The conference provided charter school educators with information, tools, and resources to help them deepen their understanding of how to provide high-quality special education services for students with disabilities.

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Strategies for Resolving Conflicts Regarding Structural Issues and the Delivery of Special Education Services

The National Charter School Resource Center hosted a full-day conference in Minneapolis on June 19, 2012, titled Building the Capacity of Charter Schools: Effectively Serving Students With Disabilities. The conference provided charter school educators with information, tools, and resources to help them deepen their understanding of how to provide high-quality special education services for students with disabilities.

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Effective Transitions for Children from Special Needs from Preschool to Kindergarten

A challenge for Head Start programs is to offer seamless transitions to kindergarten for children with disabilities. This presentation offers disabilities specialists and other administrators research findings regarding this process, as well as some strategies and tools to make the process easier for Head Start staff and families.

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General Curriculum Access Overview

This presentation summarizes the process of ensuring total access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities in the current policy climate. Contextual factors such as alternate assessments and the common core standards are discussed. The article also includes specific examples of curricular enhancements and student case studies.

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Primer for State Officials: Special Education Requirements and Including Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

This PowerPoint presentation was prepared for use in training related to the Primers on Special Education and Charter Schools. The Primers were developed by the SPEDTACS Project and funded by the U. S. Department of Education. This presentation is related to the primer for state-level administrators. The primers were developed to provide background information and resources to facilitate the successful inclusion of students with disabilities in charter schools.

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Primer for Charter School Operators: Special Education Requirements and Including Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

This PowerPoint presentation was prepared for use in training related to the Primers on Special Education and Charter Schools. The Primers were developed by the SPEDTACS Project and funded by the U. S. Department of Education. This presentation is related to the primer for charter school operators. The primers were developed to provide background information and resources to facilitate the successful inclusion of students with disabilities in charter schools.

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Charter School Authorizers: Special Education Requirements and Including Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

This PowerPoint presentation was prepared for use in training related to the Primers on Special Education and Charter Schools. The Primers were developed by the SPEDTACS Project and funded by the U. S. Department of Education. This presentation is related to the primer for charter school authorizers. The primers were developed to provide background information and resources to facilitate the successful inclusion of students with disabilities in charter schools.

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Special Education Resources for Charter Schools

This presentation outlines the special education resources that the authors will be creating for charter school authorizers and operators with funding from the National Charter School Resource Center. Eileen Ahearn, Beth Giovannetti, Lauren Rhim, and Paul O’Neill delivered this presentation at the National Charter School Conference in Atlanta on June 21, 2011.

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The Essential Components of RTI: Progress Monitoring

Response to Intervention includes a combination of culturally and linguistically responsive instruction, assessment, and evidence-based intervention. Comprehensive RTI implementation contributes to more meaningful identification of learning and behavioral problems, improves instructional quality, provides all students with the best opportunities to succeed in school, and assists with the identification of learning disabilities and other disabilities. One essential component of RTI is monitoring student progress.