Special Needs Education Goes Digital: Cyber Charter Schools and Special Needs Education

ID: 31387 Type: Poster/Demo
  1. Chris Carnahan and Lacey Fulton, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Wednesday, March 9 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

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This paper examines the issue of students with learning disabilities in K-12 cyber schools in the state of Pennsylvania. This seldom discussed group makes up over 25% of the student population in some cyber schools. These learners face additional sets of challenges when learning through online methods. In the 2008/2009 school year, there were nearly 2700 students classified with a learning disability in Pennsylvania cyber schools, yet little previous research or literature discusses them.

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