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|Why the Gap? Special Education and New York City Charter Schools||Marcus Winters||09/2013||
This study uses NYC data to analyze the factors driving the gap in special education enrollment between charter and traditional public schools.
|Assessing the Outcomes of Charter School Students with Special Needs: Research Design Brief||Patrick Denice , Robin Lake, Betheny Gross||08/2013||
This brief outlines challenges of producing rigorous and useful research on how students with special needs fare in charters and makes recommendations for designing studies needed to inform policy and practice.
|New York State Special Education Enrollment Analysis||Robin Lake, Betheny Gross, Patrick Denice||11/2012||
This report examines the distribution of students with special needs in New York State charter and district-run schools. The analysis shows that different levels of comparison yield different results. The authors recommend...
|Ch. 4 - Making Choice Work for Students With Special Needs (HFR '11)||Robin Lake, Betheny Gross||01/2012||
In this chapter Robin Lake and Betheny Gross argue that charter schools have a mixed track record on ensuring that students with special needs have effective options, but the reasons are complex, and the solutions are not...
|Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2011||Robin Lake, Betheny Gross||01/2012||
The 6th annual edition of Hopes, Fears, & Reality provides a clear roadmap for school districts and charter schools interested in working together to improve education options. The report explains the risks and...
|Special Needs and Choice Districts||Robin Lake, Betheny Gross||02/2011||
This report focuses on the evidence to date on how students with special needs fair under choice, the typical challenges and tensions that emerge for special populations under district choice systems, the types of strategies...
|Unique Schools Serving Unique Students: Charter Schools and Children with Special Needs||Robin Lake||05/2010||
This book offers a pioneering look at the role of charter schools in meeting the needs of special education students.
|BRIEF - Unique Schools Serving Unique Students: Charter Schools and Children with Special Needs||Robin Lake||05/2010||
This short policy guide to the book, Unique Schools Serving Unique Students: Charter Schools and Children with Special Needs, summarizes the findings from case studies and parent surveys. The brief identifies policy,...
|Overview - Should Charter Schools Be More Different Than Alike? (HFR '08)||Robin Lake||12/2008||
This overview of Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charters Schools in 2008 introduces the key areas explored in this year's volume and notes that charter schools are more different than alike,...
|Hopes, Fears, & Reality: A Balanced Look at American Charter Schools in 2008||Robin Lake||12/2008||
This year's edition explores how charter school achievement varies across the sector, how the educational strategies used by charters differ from those used in traditional public schools, how charters are providing unique...