special education


The week’s top stories on NC Policy Watch

BY: - October 30, 2022

1. Memo to Biden critics: We’d all love to see the plan The attacks on the president are relentless, but the political right offers no plausible policy alternatives Since Joe Biden assumed the presidency 21 months ago, the United States has, by any fair estimate, enjoyed a remarkable recovery in an array of vitally important […]

NC charter school managed by national for-profit firm cited for failure to serve students with disabilities

BY: - August 24, 2022

State says Cary’s Cardinal Charter Academy must offer compensatory education to children denied services required by federal law   Last August, Terri Schmitz’s child, who has speech and visual impairments, began the new school year at Cardinal Charter Academy in Cary without the special education services their Individual Education Plan required. According to a complaint […]


Expert: NC’s special ed funding is inadequate and inequitable

BY: - June 22, 2015

In the aftermath of last week’s unveiling of the dreadful North Carolina Senate budget proposal, this morning’s “must read” is an op-ed in this morning’s edition of Raleigh’s News & Observer by children’s advocate Jason Langberg. In it, Langberg explains why North Carolina’s system of allocating funds to educate children with special needs is already […]