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Model Policy Guide – 2nd Edition | Model Charter School Policies: Equitable Access and Quality Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

With their increased autonomy and flexibility, charter schools can be a promising educational option for students with disabilities. However, during the inception of the charter movement, very few people were focused on ensuring that charter school state policies addressed the needs of students with disabilities. Since its creation in 2013, the Center for Learner Equity has been committed to bridging the gap between charter schools and students with disabilities. Our Model Policy Guide is an effort to provide state-level policymakers, advocates, and education leaders with information and model language to support the development of robust state policies for educating students with disabilities in charter schools. In this second edition, we have refined the model language to reflect lessons learned over the past several years. We hope state policymakers use this tool as a starting point to improve their policies to adequately address the needs of students with disabilities in charter schools.

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