WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal officials say the Education Department's Office of Civil Rights is investigating a complaint that a District of Columbia charter school discriminated against students with disabilities.
The Washington Post (http://tinyurl.com/o5h45sl ) also reports that the D.C. Public Charter School Board has reviewed the special-education program at BASIS DC.
According to a summary of findings posted online, the board found that decisions to reduce services for special-education students often weren't properly documented. The board also found that BASIS DC placed special-education students in a remedial classroom where they didn't get the reading instruction they needed.
BASIS DC is part of an Arizona-based charter network and is known for its rigorous curriculum. BASIS spokesman David Schultz says the school has hired a new special-education coordinator and new teachers.
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