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Making the Most of Your LEA’s Co-op Membership

Your Co-op membership gives you access to information and tools to make your job as an SEC or Director of Special Education easier. Here’s how to use them to make the most of your membership: Technical Assistance Call/email us: Did you know that members can email or call us with questions about special education in […]

INCLUDE DC Fall 2014 – a free course for classroom teachers

The Cooperative will be running two cohorts of INCLUDE DC – Special Education Tools for General Educators beginning in September 2014. INCLUDE DC is a 3-credit, graduate level course designed for general education teachers working in inclusive classrooms in DC schools. The course focuses on practical strategies to help teachers be more effective in reaching […]

EXPLORE (dis)ABILITY and DC Inclusive Schools Week

During DC Inclusive Schools Week the Cooperative took our new, interactive traveling exhibit, EXPLORE (dis)ABILITY, to visit two of our member schools: Mundo Verde PCS and Community Academy PCS’ Amos 3 Campus. Students and teachers participated in fun, hands-on activities designed to promote disability awareness and inclusion in schools. We’d like to thank our OSSE […]

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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. Learn More