With the return to local control, NPS leaders will need to work with the city’s surging charter sector to ensure opportunity and equity citywide.
CRPE has been working to answer the critically important question: are students with special needs being educated effectively in charter schools? Our analyses of special education enrollment and identification bring evidence to the issue of enrollment gaps between public charter and traditional schools. We have also studied promising new special education funding and service delivery models in New Orleans, which may provide scalable solutions of other cities. Our research provides an evidence base for the policy, practitioner, and research communities to inform more thoughtful policy responses in states and cities with enrollment gaps.