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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 […]

3 Secrets To Special Ed Program Success From Creative Minds PCS

Ten years ago, when people in DC mentioned “charters” and “special education” in the same sentence, it was never good. Charters struggled to integrate special education into their missions, and there were certainly no model special education programs to be found.  Thankfully, a lot has changed.  DC now boasts a thriving charter sector with many […]

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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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