EDUDEAF: Charter School for the Deaf in Colorado

Key Words: Deaf Education Information, Deafness Related Issues, Deaf Education

Subj: "Colorado to launch charter school for deaf"
Date: 97-01-28 09:29:38 EST
From: myared@SMTP.AED.ORG (Michael Yared)
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"Golden - Parents of deaf kids end their three-year fight with a win, finally persuading the Jefferson County school board to approve a charter school where American Sign Language and English will be taught equally.

The school, which will be open next fall with 13 kids, will be the first of its kind in the state and one of a handful in the nation. The idea had been rejected twice over funding issues, but agreement was reached that out-of-county students will be paid for by their home school districts."

From Disability Funding News of January 6, 1996, p.14.

That is interesting because there were a lot of questions about whether the ADA or IDEA cover charter school.

Mike Yared

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