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August 07, 2018

Parkland Shooting Report Sharpens Focus on Special Education and Due Process

In a contentious meeting in his junior year, then 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz revoked his consent for special education services after he was told that was the only way he could stay at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But there were other options, said a report released by a firm hired by the Broward School district.

May 05, 2016

Elite New York City High Schools Enrolling More Students With Disabilities

More than 1,000 students with disabilities are enrolled in the city's elite public high schools, which represents a near-doubling of enrollment numbers from four years ago.

April 15, 2016

Students With Disabilities Get Testing Protections Under Draft ESSA Regulations

States would have to prove that students who take the SAT or ACT have the testing accommodations they need.

February 24, 2016

Justice Department Eyes Accommodations on SAT, ACT

In some states, students with disabilities are required to take one of the college-entrance exams, but some can't get the testing accommodations they need.

June 04, 2015

Postsecondary Transition for Students in Special Education: The Road Ahead

The 10th annual Diplomas Count report explores the different experiences of students with disabilities, as they leave high school and head to college or to work.

May 15, 2013

Diplomas Elusive for Many Students With Learning Disabilities

Seventeen states do not meet the nationwide average of students with learning disabilities leaving high school with a regular diploma, a report finds.

October 22, 2012

Advocates: Uphold Grad. Rate Accountability Under NCLB Waivers

When reviewing some states' waiver applications, the Alliance for Excellent Education found that several of those approved inflate grad rates by combining calculations of the graduation rate that include GEDs with the four-year adjusted cohort rate, use alternative diplomas in their measure of high school completion, omit graduation rate accountability for student subgroups, and use extended-year graduation rates.

September 17, 2012

Outcomes for Students With Severe Disabilities Can, Must Improve

The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination today shared a set of recommendations to better prepare students with significant disabilities for the workforce and continue their education after high school.

February 27, 2012

House ESEA Bills Would Damage Some Students' Access to Diplomas

Some provisions in the bills about testing students with severe cognitive disabilities affect these students' access to diplomas—and that hurts their access to jobs, advocates say.

February 02, 2012

N.Y.C. Special-Needs Students Lack Services, Access to Elite High Schools

The city failed to provide special education services to about 1 in 4 students entitled to them during the 2009-10 school year, and the city's most elite high schools need to admit more students with disabilities.

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