Lauren Morando Rhim

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Co-founder and Executive Director, National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools

Norwich, Vermont

Lauren Morando Rhim is a researcher, consultant, and advocate for children. She co-founded and serves as executive director of the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools, which advocates for students with disabilities in the charter sector through focus on collaboration, policy advocacy, technical assistance, and research.

Rhim has a Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Maryland and has published extensively about school reform and specifically, issues related to equity in the charter sector. She regularly consults with federal, state and local policy leaders as well as practitioners.

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Posted June 16, 2016

Standing Up for Responsible Discipline in Public Charter Schools

This week, the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools (NCSECS) released a joint statement from a coalition of…

By Paul O’Neill, Lauren Morando Rhim

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Posted June 20, 2017

Special Education Was Created to Push Students Forward But It’s Been Used to Hold Them Back

I was a special education teacher for six years in the resource and co-teaching setting. Though I could not be more proud to be an…

By Jemelleh Coes

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Posted June 14, 2017

I Always Hated Charter Schools. Until I Put My Kids on the Waitlist.

I have never been much of a proponent of charter schools. I am the proud product of traditional public education from kindergarten through 12th grade…

By Vivett Dukes

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Posted June 16, 2017

These Denver Principals Are Calling for an End to Suspensions of Young Students

In the world of education, few things are sadder or more ill-advised than suspending kids as young as 4 years old from school for behavioral…

By Sara Gips Goodall, Lindsey Lorehn, Jennifer Jackson, Jenni Reese, Alexa Mason, Alex Magaña

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