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WATCH: Two-Point Basket Is A Big Win For Intellectually Disabled Student Athlete

Posted 03.06.2013 | Good News

Alex Beckett, an intellectually disabled high school student from Connecticut, made history last month when he scored a two-point basket for Guilford ...

'The World Is Missing Out on a Whole Lot:' Conversation With Disability Rights Scholar Ashley Volion

Ada McMahon | Posted 01.02.2013 | Impact
Ada McMahon

Nothing hurt this 28-year-old academic from Lafitte, Louisiana as much as having to defer pursuing a Ph.D. in Disability Studies in Chicago because Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals denied her request to provide care there.

Education Department Revamps Broken Disability Review Program

propublica | Sasha Chavkin | Posted 07.19.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of ProPublica. The Education Department proposed new rules on Tuesday to revamp its troubled program for forgiving...

Activists Push To Curtail Schools' 'Heinous Practices' Against Students

AP | By KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of students, most of them disabled, are strapped down or physically restrained in school, and disability advocates hop...

WATCH: High School Basketball Player Impresses Despite Disability

Posted 03.02.2012 | Sports

High school basketball player Landus Anderson is rising in the ranks as one of the top players in the state of Florida despite a birth injury that lef...

Florida Charter Schools Failing Disabled Students

NPR | John O'Connor and Sarah Gonzalez | Posted 02.14.2012 | Education

Tres Whitlock is stuck in a public school where he feels ignored. He wants out. The 17-year-old would-be video game designer researched his options...

Accommodate Don't Discriminate

Michelle Rhee | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Michelle Rhee

Arguing against testing for kids with disabilities is discriminatory. You can't separate them, and to try to do so creates two, unequal systems, one with accountability and one without it.

WATCH: Student With Immune System Disorder Attends Class By Way Of Robot

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

From testing the surface of Mars to teaching lessons about environmentalism, robots have helped us envision the future. But for one young student in...

Fighting Charter Stigma: Denver School Opens Program For Disabled Students

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Charter schools have long been criticized for being selective with their admissions, a trait that critics say accounts for the better test scores at c...

Make-A-Wish Gives Special Playground Equipment To Disabled 4-Year-Old's School

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

MERRILL, Wis. (AP) -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation has helped provide a special playground at a Wisconsin elementary school in honor of a 4-year-old spe...

Disabled Students In The Spotlight Thanks To Theater Program

The Philadelphia Inquirer | Kathy Boccella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

When her elementary school staged her favorite musical, Grease, Chloe Kirkland hoped for a big part. But she made only the ensemble, despite knowing a...

Disabled Students Bring Inspiration As 'Honorary Cheerleaders'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For two teenage students, one with muscular dystrophy and the other with cerebral palsy, cheering their high school teams to victory is an exciting ac...

CPS' Renaissance 2010 Plan Failing Disabled Students: Study

Chi-Town Daily News | ADRIAN G. URIBARRI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Public Schools Renaissance 2010 initiative began in 2004 as a way to create new, high-quality schools in Chicago, and some research sugges...