Special education

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

Meadowbrook High School students entering the school’s Colt College center, where they can take tuition-free college courses without leaving the campus.

Rural schools join forces to make college the rule rather than the exception

Cooperation among sparsely populated districts in Ohio fuels a successful push for college in a place where manufacturing jobs have disappeared

Mark Nelson poses for a photo at Citrus College in Glendora, California.

Low academic expectations and poor support for special education students are ‘hurting their future’

Being challenged yet supported in class proves elusive for many students with disabilities

Adam Salomon at his high school graduation. Salomon’s mother, Karen, says he was not prepared for life after high school.

The vast majority of students with disabilities don’t get a college degree

How better soft skills might boost low college persistence and employment rates

Washington, D.C. – West Front Plaza and façade of the U.S. Supreme court building.

OPINION: How one Colorado boy with autism schooled the Supreme Court on public education for the disabled

What’s changed since the landmark Endrew ruling, and what hasn’t

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Michael McLaughlin and his mother, Michelle, at Michael’s 2013 graduation. Michelle McLaughlin said Michael’s education did not prepare him for college or career.

Almost all students with disabilities are capable of graduating on time. Here’s why they’re not.

U.S. education system is failing students with special needs.

How American schools fail kids with dyslexia

Kids often miss out on getting help when it comes to reading

STUDENT VOICE: I have autism, ADHD, dysgraphia and Tourette’s; what I don’t have is extra time on the Kentucky Governor’s cup contest

A disabled student discusses the accommodations that can give him a shot at an independent future

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