Dec 30

Charter Schools Often Struggle to Meet Special Needs

On December 30, 2019, Lauren Morando Rhim chatted with New Hampshire’s Valley News about the challenges charter schools face in educating students with disabilities.

When former Lebanon School District Superintendent Mike Harris co-founded Ledyard Charter School in 2009, he had a specific group of students in mind.

“We had kids who literally would not walk into the public school building any longer,” said Harris, who still serves as chairman of the Ledyard board of trustees. “Their experiences were so adverse that they wouldn’t go there.”

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