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ERIC Number: ED526868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 45
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
Demystifying Special Education in Virtual Charter Schools. Special Report. Primers on Special Education in Charter Schools
Rhim, Lauren Morando; Kowal, Julie
National Association of State Directors of Special Education
This special report is a supplement to a series of special education primers created to inform state officials, authorizers and charter school operators about special education in the charter sector. The primer series also provides tools to help these stakeholders build charter school capacity to provide special education and related services. In line with the primers, this supplemental special report is organized in a question and answer format to maximize accessibility of information for the end users. The goal in developing the report is to demystify special education issues that are unique in the virtual environment by examining issues that are unique to this new but growing sector. The information presented in the primer reflects collective knowledge based on review of the limited but emerging literature on virtual charter schools and interviews with virtual school operators. This report describes how educating students with disabilities in virtual charter schools entails not only molding state charter school laws to fit a specialized type of charter school, but also adapting federal and state special education guidelines aimed at providing special education in traditional brick and mortar settings. Acronyms and definitions are included. (Contains 6 textboxes, 1 exhibit and 2 footnotes.) [This resource was produced by the TA Customizer Project.]
National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)