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Research-to-Practice Bridge Event

The Special Education Enrollment Gap in Louisiana: Charter Versus Traditional Schools

Webinar
Friday, October 12, 2018

Join us for a free webinar on the special education enrollment gap in Louisiana charter schools and traditional schools.

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October 12, 2018

2:30–4:00 p.m. Central Time

3:30–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In this interactive webinar, participants will learn about the findings and implications of REL Southwest’s report, Special Education Enrollment and Classification in Louisiana Charter Schools and Traditional Schools. Participants will hear a researcher’s perspective on the applications of the report’s findings outside of Louisiana, as well as a practitioner’s reflection on applying the findings in a charter school setting. Finally, presenters will engage in a facilitated panel discussion and participants will have the opportunity to take part in a question-and-answer session.

Participants can expect to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the population of students in special education and their enrollment rates in charter and traditional schools in Louisiana.
  • Understand the factors associated with differences in classification and enrollment rates of students with an individualized education program (IEP).
  • Learn about the report finding’s applications and implications to practice.

Speakers/Panelists:

  • Patrick Wolf, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Education Policy, University of Arkansas
  • Tessie Bailey, Ph.D., Principal Technical Assistance Consultant, American Institutes for Research
  • Sametta Brown, Retired Chief Executive Officer, New Beginnings Schools Foundation

Facilitators:

  • Shannon Lasserre-Cortez, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, REL Southwest
  • Marguerite Huber, Communications Associate, REL Southwest

Who will benefit: state administrators, superintendents, charter school principals, charter school board members, charter authorizers, community groups, and special education advocates interested in this topic.

Resources:

Contact: Marguerite Huber
Email: mhuber@air.org