A scheme to fraudulently enroll wealthy students into top colleges included false claims of disability, federal authorities say, which advocates worry will make it harder for those with legitimate need for accommodation.
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July 23, 2015
Several students with disabilities were among those visiting the White House as part of the "Beating the Odds Summit," a project of Michelle Obama's initiative advocating for college attendance.
October 14, 2014
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November 20, 2012
A new study confirms that students with autism spectrum disorders gravitate toward majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM—if they are able to attend two- or four-year colleges.
November 16, 2012
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.
September 07, 2012
Students didn't factor ADHD into their decision-making about college, but rather chose a college based on how the campus felt, the reputation of the school or that it was where they had always wanted to attend. The researcher found that students who had ADHD management strategies in place, such as ways to keep a schedule or study for tests, had figured those out before college, but students who did not have strategies mapped out were overwhelmed once freshman year began.
August 03, 2012
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.
May 14, 2012
Nationally, as the number of students taking the ACT has increased in the last few years, so has the number of students asking for, and getting, extra time or other accommodations when taking the ACT and SAT.
January 04, 2012
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.