Texas legislators to investigate feasibility of special-needs charters

02/23/2010 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

State legislators in Texas are considering the feasibility of creating charter schools that cater to students with special needs. Legislators say they will study issues of equality, funding and accountability related to special-education charter schools ahead of their next legislative session. One charter-school advocate is suggesting that universities sponsor the special-needs charters, which could also become training sites for special-education teachers.

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