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August 3, 2018

Education Law Chair Selected to Participate in Consortium with Charter School Leaders

Conrad O'Brien partner and chair of the Education Law group, Pat Hennessy, was selected by the National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools and the National Alliance of Public Charter Schools to participate in a consortium of 30 leaders from across the charter sector and across the country which included school principals, funders, network heads, authorizers, non-profit leaders, researchers and attorneys. The participants focus on what is hard, what is promising, and what is possible for serving students with disabilities in charter schools, airing challenges such as encouraging schools to be more innovative when accountability structures focus solely on traditional performance metrics and whether schools can serve more students with high needs without funding to support that work. After the its recent inaugural meeting, the group will meet regularly for opportunities to collaborating on important challenges for charter school educators and students.