Report: D.C. charters educate too few students with special needs

06/29/2009 | Washington Post, The

Some Washington, D.C., charter schools are still discouraging students with special needs from applying, according to a federal court monitor's report. The court also found that all schools -- public, private and charter -- are too slow to evaluate the special needs of students, although a special-education administrator says the district has reduced a backlog and in the past school year resolved 56% of evaluation requests with 90 days.

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