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Secondary Transition Plans – Training Wheels for a Successful Future

The Co-op has launched our new Secondary Transition Services for SY15-16! Our Transition Specialist, Rebecca Foster, is already hard at work meeting with teachers and students at Co-op member schools to guide them through the transition planning process. In her first blog post, Becci shares the importance of quality transition planning: Transition Plans – Training […]

Writing Intervention for Struggling Learners

Through Project SOAR, the Co-op brought an expert writing coach to work with teachers at 4 member schools in SY14-15 as they implemented a new writing intervention. We asked our coach, Cindy Sherman, a speech language pathologist with a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Maryland, to share her thoughts on the past […]

Teaching Practices to Improve Math Learning

During SY14-15, the Co-op piloted a new professional development program, Project SOAR, for special education math teachers in 3 member schools. Through Project SOAR, the Co-op was able to bring in an expert math coach to help charter school staff implement math interventions for students with disabilities in grades 4-8. Our coach, Angela Stoltz, is […]

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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. Learn More