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The Co-op is now recruiting for our Spring 2014 INCLUDE DC cohort

INCLUDE DC is a course designed for general education teachers working in inclusive classrooms in DC schools. The course is designed to meet the various needs of working classroom teachers. This course will emphasize a proactive approach to instructional design and planning for diverse student learners. Participants will use the history and evolution of special education […]

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 […]

Project SOAR update: Universal Design for Learning

Thanks to a generous grant from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, the Cooperative has launched Project SOAR, a professional development and coaching partnership with 2 of our member schools. Project SOAR is designed to improve inclusive practices and increase access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. In September, project […]

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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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