Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools


Throughout the United States, increasing numbers of students are being educated in charter schools. Although the educators in these schools may think they are prepared to tackle any problem related to teaching and learning, personnel, financial management, and community relations, many charter schools are overwhelmed by the need for complying with federal rules and regulations while at the same time meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population―most notably those students with disabilities. In Charting the Course, Addie Angelov and David Bateman provide readers with a background in essential aspects of delivering special education services in this unique educational setting. Developed in collaboration with prominent charter school organizations and with the support of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

By Azure D. S. Angelov and David F. Bateman. 2016. 111 pages. ISBN 978-0-86586-515-0. #P6231.

Whether you have expertise in special education and are trying to learn about charter schools or if you have expertise in charter schools and you are trying to learn about special education, Charting the Course will be a valuable resource for you.
Greg Richmond, President and CEO
National Association of Charter School Authorizers

Charting the Course is an incredibly helpful, detailed resource for public charter school operators. The charter accountability model can uniquely empower schools to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
Nina Rees, Executive Director
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

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