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3 Things Families Look For When Choosing a Charter School

Here in DC, 16% of students enrolled in public schools have disabilities and hundreds of students are entering DC Charter schools every year. With 60 schools on over 100 campuses, families looking for high quality special education programming have a lot of research to do! Charter schools have worked hard over the years to develop […]

Stakeholder Newsletter Re-launch

We’re re-launching our stakeholder newsletter at the end of January. Our new and improved newsletter is a great way to stay informed about the work we are doing with DC charter schools and the latest local special education news. Sign up now!

Co-op on Pinterest!

We’ve collected some of our favorite ideas for instructional strategies, assessment, assistive technology, and other creative ideas for the classroom. Check our our Pinterest boards for inspiration! We’ll be adding to them regularly so be sure to follow us.

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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.

Why Join?

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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