ESEA Insider News - Page 3

  • Practical tips for charter monitoring

    If your local education agency has approved a charter, you are now in the somewhat nebulous position of overseeing the operations of an organization over which you have limited control. Your best approach is to become directly involved from the very beginning.

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  • Core practices in charter oversight

    By law, education agencies that authorize charter schools retain specific responsibilities when it comes to guaranteeing free appropriate education for students with disabilities. These obligations require systematic procedures to guarantee full access and to instruction due process.

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  • Summer school–are you reaching those most in need?

    Summer session provides an opportunity for populations who tend to underperform during the school year to catch up with their peers, but the research shows that those with the most in need are the least likely to attend.

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  • Statutory responsibility for oversight of charter schools

    It’s well known that the number of charter schools is expanding nationwide and our current U.S. Secretary of Education wants to see that trend continue. With that expansion the role of central office administrators in ensuring the rights of students with disabilities will remain critical.

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  • Using federal funds to offset the summer slide

    Although an extended period without instruction may be refreshing for most students, it does nothing to improve academic gains, especially for those who are underperforming. It is not too late to tweak summer school to mitigate the effects of summer regression.

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