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.

Our 2020 intern program placed students from across many grade levels. Learn more and see our full infographic!

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.