On January 6, the Co-op’s secondary transition program, DC3C, began working with their inaugural class of Student Ambassadors. Student Ambassadors are a selected group of high school juniors and seniors who completed at least two programs with us. In this program students will: Gain communication skills and improve their community advocacy and employment skills. Apply […]
As schools plan for how students will return to school buildings after the long chapter of virtual learning, there are a lot of questions about the challenging behavior that students may exhibit. It is important for school leaders and educators to focus on the many aspects of a school environment that are within their control […]
DC3C is giving students an opportunity to earn $20 in gift cards by completing 4 hours of virtual Pre-ETS. With a capacity of 10 students in total, acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis, so please encourage students to sign up early. WHO: Students 14+ with a documented disability (IEP or 504)and attends a […]
We, the DC Special Education Cooperative, detest the violent insurrection that transpired in the US Capitol Complex this week. Plainly worded, we view these anti-democratic acts for what they are: domestic terrorism. As a hub for teachers, school leaders, and charter staff that seek to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities, we implore our […]
As virtual learning continues for so many, we want to make sure that educators have the evidence-based tools to support students with behavior challenges. We hope you find this helpful!
Learn more about Raymond Weeden, Co-op board member and the executive director of Thurgood Marshall Academy as we have a question and answer with him.
Do you wish to see more positive behavior from students in the New Year? The return from an extended break from school is a prime time to begin anew. Any break in patterns of behavior is a chance to set a new, revised approach.
Providing high quality special education services is expensive. All public schools in DC receive “special education add-on” funding, but it is often not enough to cover the costs of services they provide.