Saturday, May 03, 2008

Two charters suspended due to special ed deficiencies

City Lights Public Charter School and Makit Institute of Magnificent Achievers have been put on a probationary status by the DC Charter School Board due to deficiencies in their handling of special education students.
The D.C. Public Charter School Board has put City Lights Public Charter School and Makit Institute of Magnificent Achievers on probationary status after the board found the schools were providing inadequate reporting of their special education programs. The schools now have 30 days to craft improvement plans, said board Chairman Tom Nida.

Iris Lewis, executive director of City Lights, said the probation is not likely to be a problem, and will be an opportunity to rework class curriculums and graduation plans.

Makit could not be reached.
Both schools used to chartered and under the supervision of the DC Board of Education under their charter mandate. All of the BOE charters were transferred to the DCPCSB after the Belton scandal.

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