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icon Our Mission
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Our mission is to provide a collaborative space that empowers special education leaders to develop and provide innovative, student-centered, outcomes-driven, and compliant special education programs and services.

Our vision is that every Louisiana charter school will have special education leaders knowledgeable in policy and practice to ensure the provision of world-class special education programs and services for all students with disabilities.

iconWhy LA COOP?
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Schools in New Orleans represent numerous Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that are not affiliated with a District for special education purposes. The LA COOP provides member schools not only an affiliation with a comprehensive special education support network, but also with best practice-based resources to enhance special education programs and operate compliant, integrated and innovative service delivery systems.

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With emphasis on performance outcomes, the LA COOP offers special educators hands-on technical expertise to 1) improve classroom practice; 2) build toolboxes of scientifically based, prescriptive materials and resources; and 3) support implementation of continuums of specialized instruction options that address a wide range of student needs.