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DC school's special education services scrutinized

Sunday - 8/4/2013, 8:08pm  ET

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 ( ) 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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