Special education

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.

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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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

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