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Joy Resmovits

Americans With Disabilities Are More Likely To Be Poor, Report Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Americans with disabilities are more likely to be poor than any other demographic group, and their average income in 2012 was about $6,000 less than p...

Data Is Key to Improving Outcomes for Students With Special Needs

Michele Jolin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
Michele Jolin

For far too long, we as a nation have set unnecessarily low education expectations for students with special needs, limiting their choices and opportunities for success.

What Arne Should Have Said

Peter Greene | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

The answer that Arne came up with is stupid, but the question it addresses -- are all students with disabilities getting the educational service they deserve? -- is not a stupid question at all.

Joy Resmovits

These States Are Failing To Follow Disability Law, U.S. Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday focuses his quest to improve classroom performance on the 6.5 million students with disabilities, incl...

Joy Resmovits

Sweeping New Bill Seeks To Help Students With Disabilities, But It May Not Go Far Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

The bipartisan overhaul of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act trumpeted in Washington, D.C. Wednesday includes provisions aimed to help stud...

Joy Resmovits

Louisiana Special Education Bill Would Segregate Students With Disabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics

Should schools expect students with a disability to know the same things as other kids their age to advance and graduate? This decades-old question...

Joy Resmovits

How Both Parties Are Failing Students With Disabilities

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing T...

Give Me A Voice And I Will Show You My Soul

Heidi LoStracco | Posted 06.07.2014 | Impact
Heidi LoStracco

Our dream remains to change the world -- one voice at a time. For some, it has done just that.

Joy Resmovits

These Students Want College Degrees, But They're Getting Left Behind

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.27.2014 | College

When he was a kid, Will Farrior was "just like your average child and student making A's and B's while participating in extracurricular activities," t...

Joy Resmovits

Blind Students Promised Fair Access To Common Core Tests

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Just five weeks after a New Milford, N.J., family filed a federal lawsuit, a major standardized-testing consortium tasked with writing exams tied to t...

Joy Resmovits

New York Wants To Give Special Education Kids Easier Tests Like 'The Old South,' Advocate Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Should students with disabilities be held to the same academic standards and tests as other kids their age? That decades-old question is being revi...

Joy Resmovits

3 Ways Districts Can Pay For Special Education Students: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

With the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act floating in legislative limbo, a conservative think tank is providing states and school districts...

Joy Resmovits

'You Can't Get Blood From A Stone' Budget Cuts Hurt Most Vulnerable Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

For American students with disabilities, class sizes are increasing, services are waning and providers are disappearing. More than half of parents who...

The College Lifestyle Challenges for Students With Disabilities

Helen Okobokekeimei | Posted 11.20.2013 | College
Helen Okobokekeimei

College students may have disabilities despite their youth. College administrators and officials, staff members, professors and non-disabled students should get real and accommodate students with disabilities with eagerness and empathy.

Illinois Students With Disabilities Will Now Be Able To Opt Out Of Gym Class

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.29.2013 | Chicago

Student-athletes with disabilities in Illinois will now be able to opt out of gym class, just like their non-disabled student-athlete peers. Illin...

Outrage Over Class Photo: 'Adults Should Know Better'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.19.2013 | Parents

A school photo that depicts a disabled student sitting conspicuously apart from the rest of his classmates was retaken after the boy's outraged parent...

LOOK: Why This Dog Got A Special Place In The Yearbook

Posted 06.06.2013 | Teen

As the class of 2013 was preparing to say their goodbyes and move on to the next stage of their lives, so was another member of the school community: ...

Joy Resmovits

Civil Rights Groups Say 'Not So Fast' On NCLB Waivers

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

As droves of states wiggle out from some of the toughest components of the much-maligned federal No Child Left Behind Act, school districts in states ...

'I Remind Myself That I Am Not Stupid, Only ­Different'

| Posted 04.17.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By gogettergirl95, Roswell, GA People are often surprised when I tell them that ...

Ed Tonight: Detroit School Closures, Kristof On Pre-K

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Today In School Closures... Detroit is slated to close even more schools, reports CBS. Enrollment in the Motor City has dwindled from 150,000 to a projected 40,000. "A deficit elimination plan obtained by The Detroit News says the district will close 28 schools [by 2016]," CBS reports. "The closures are expected to save DPS about $13.4 million in operating expenses, but hundreds of district employees will be out of a job." The Free Press has a letter from emergency manager Roy Roberts to the district's employees: DPS has "accelerated the time line for its return to complete fiscal stability," he wrote. But Roberts hasn't said which schools will be shuttered.

Father Of Student With Disabilities Questions Son's High Grades

Posted 12.14.2012 | Education

The father of a Georgia high school student with severe mental disabilities says the As his son is earning in core subjects are a complete sham. We...

Funding the Future: Pushing Kids Off the Cliff?

Maya Wiley | Posted 01.29.2013 | Black Voices
Maya Wiley

Now, with President Obama having won his reelection campaign and with a Democrat-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House, where do we stand on education funding? On a cliff. The "fiscal cliff" as it's called.

Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 12.25.2012 | Crime
Tamar Birckhead

If you sit in juvenile delinquency court long enough, you notice a few things. Most of the kids are black or brown. Almost all of the families are poor. And a huge percentage of the children have problems in school - learning difficulties, mental health needs, behavioral issues, or all three.

Joy Resmovits

Nobody Asked If U.S. Special Ed Transition Programs Work, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

Thirty-six hours after Marlyn Wells gave birth to Anna, she learned her daughter had Down syndrome. Just a few years later, the family started talking...

Teachers-in-Training Should Not Be Designated 'Highly Qualified'

John Affeldt | Posted 10.03.2012 | Education
John Affeldt

Let's call the HQT amendment what it really is: a farce of a law that undermines equal access to fully trained teachers for our neediest students