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Charting the Course: Special Education in Charter Schools

Charting the Course

Author(s): Azure D. S. Angelov, David F. Bateman

Year published: 2015

Publisher: CEC

Number of pages: 111

Product Number: P6231

ISBN Number: 978-0-86586-515-0

Member Price: $29.75 (14% off)

Non-Member Price: $34.95





Throughout the United States, increasing numbers of students are being educated in charter schools. Although the educators in these schools may think they are prepared to tackle any problem related to teaching and learning, personnel, financial management, and community relations, many charter schools are overwhelmed by the need for complying with federal rules and regulations while at the same time meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse population―most notably those students with disabilities. In Charting the Course, Addie Angelov and David Bateman provide readers with a background in essential aspects of delivering special education services in this unique educational setting. Developed in collaboration with prominent charter school organizations and with the support of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.

  • Chapter 1: Charter Schools and Special Education
  • Chapter 2: Special Education Legislation and Funding
  • Chapter 3: Supporting All Students: Instructional Programming and Administration
  • Chapter 4: Individualizing Education: IEPs and Section 504 Plan
  • Chapter 5: Starting Up and Closing Down

Azure D.S. Angelov has a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education from Marian University, an M.S. in Effective Teaching from Butler University, and a Ph.D. in Special Education and Multicultural Education from Indiana University. She has served as a special education teacher and coach at the School Town of Speedway; a Consultant for the Indianapolis Mayor's Office of Education Innovation; Associate Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame; Visiting Professor of Research, Evaluation and Development for the MSD of Wayne Township; and Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Indianapolis. Her research interests include families, collaboration, social justice, teacher education, and marketing within special education contexts. Currently, Dr. Angelov is Senior Director of ExceptionalEd, a national special education resource and research center at Goodwill Education Initiatives, and serves as Affiliated Associate Professor at the University of Indianapolis. 


David F. Bateman has a B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, an M.Ed. in Special Education from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Kansas. He has been a classroom teacher of students with learning disabilities, and hearing impairments. He is a professor of special education at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches courses to future teachers and administrators. He is former Due Process Hearing Officer of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Past President of the Pennsylvania unit of the Council for Exceptional Children. His latest area of research has been on preventing litigation in special education. He is currently Public Policy Chair of CEC's Division for Learning Disabilities and is active in the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities in Washington, DC. 


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