Special education

OPINION: We’ve got to train special education teachers to be leaders as well as educators

Is this the lifeline that can keep at-risk students in the system?

Kevin Fortunato

STUDENT VOICE: How one youth with a disability discovered he was so much more than that

Kevin Fortunato Your disabilities do not mean you can’t choose what you want to do with your life. I have made it my mission to communicate to…

Peter O'Halloran checks supplies at his job. O'Halloran works full-time at a nonprofit in Philadelphia.

The ‘forgotten’ part of special education that could lead to better outcomes for students

Many former special education students struggle to find good-paying jobs, and high schools are partly to blame

OPINION: Want to help college students with special needs to succeed? First, stop saying ‘disadvantage’

Landmark College’s president explores the advantages of neurodiversity

Julie and Matthew high-five during a home-school lesson.

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don’t help them go to college

For students with disabilities, completing high school does not always lead to greater opportunity.

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Kenyatta Burn works with her tutor at the Durham Literacy Center on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Durham, N.C.

Special education’s hidden racial gap

Across the country, black and Latino children with special needs are far less likely to graduate than their white peers

Megan Gross

TEACHER VOICE: Larry had Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s — and he taught me the most important lesson of my life

Including developmentally disabled students in the classroom and beyond

A special education student at South Hills High School takes an online quiz about RNA. The district’s reforms to special education have included making sure students use the same textbooks as their general education peers.

How one district solved its special education dropout problem

Efforts to remove the stigma for students with disabilities have paid off

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