Special education

High schools push few students with disabilities to consider college

Most students with disabilities can make it to and through college, but are hindered by low expectations.

Coral Springs, FL — The memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 victims were killed in a mass shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.

STUDENT VOICE: Don’t blame autism for the Florida school shooting

Special-needs teen explains why people with disabilities are much more likely to be victims than perpetrators

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

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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.

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

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