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November 16, 2012

Ed. Dept. to Forgive Loans More Easily for Those Who Become Disabled

The shift reported by Propublica and the Chronicle of Higher Education report will allow many borrowers to avoid a lengthy double review to determine whether they truly are disabled.

August 03, 2012

New Center Will Aim to Develop More Effective Special Educators

The U.S. Education Department's office of special education will spend up to $5 million on the creation of the Center to Support the Development of Effective Educators to Serve Students with Disabilities.

January 04, 2012

GAO Says College-Entrance Exams Fall Short on Accommodations

College entrance exams such as the ACT and SAT aren't always reformatted for students with disabilities the way the should be, a new report from the Government Accountability Office finds. The same goes for some tests students need to get into graduate school, medical school, law school, and other programs.

December 19, 2011

Some Advice for Students With Disabilities Heading to College

"College is a place of independent living and learning. We do expect a certain amount of independence from our students. Students need to know they're going to a place where 12 to 15 hours a week professors teach and the rest of the learning is on your own."

December 13, 2011

College Opportunities Emerge for People With Intellectual Disabilities

"We've had now 30 years of access for students with disabilities to go school. They're coming out of that system with a different expectation: Their education should continue."

September 26, 2011

Shortage of Special Education Teachers Includes Their Teachers

The existing shortage of special education faculty may grow worse, which will in turn effect the supply of special education teachers.

August 29, 2011

More English-language Learners, More ELLs with Disabilities?

How should schools work with a potentially growing number of students learning English who also have a disability?

February 19, 2010

University of Iowa to Create National Institute for Twice-Exceptional Students

The focus will be on students who are gifted and have disabilities.

October 16, 2009

Residency Program to Prepare Teachers for Special-Needs Students

Teachers College, Columbia University has received a $9.75 million, five-year federal grant to prepare teachers.

July 17, 2009

Autism in Academia

An economist argues in favor of "neurodiversity."


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