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Medicaid Reimbursement in DC Charter Schools

Providing high quality special education services is expensive.  All public schools in DC receive “special education add-on” funding, but it is often not enough to cover the costs of services they provide.  One avenue some charters have pursued to cover those costs is Medicaid reimbursement. Early Advocacy For Medicaid in DC Charter Schools Although the […]

Getting Back to the Spirit of the Individualized Education Plan

Let’s face it: in the field of special education, we love our acronyms. In fact, many of us in the field joke about our overuse of jargon all the time! If you work in special education, you may need to develop a BIP from the data in an FBA or meet the IDEA requirement to […]

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“One of the best”!

The DC Special Education Co-operative is honored to announce its recognition as one of Greater Washington’s best community-based charities in the 2014-2015 Catalogue for Philanthropy. This award reflects the Co-op’s status as a highly effective local charity, working to support DC public charter schools in providing high quality, compliant special education services that meet the diverse and often complex needs of students with disabilities, driving student growth and achievement.

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The DC Special Education Co-operative (legally named the DC Public Charter School Cooperative) was founded in 1998 by a group of charter school leaders, teachers, special education experts and local chartering authorities, and is the first of its kind in the nation.

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