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Disability Education: Scholarships & Special Needs Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World Disability Education category. Though topics may have since been updated they are listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

  1. IDEA Website for Federal Law Protecting Students with Disabilities Taken Down
    U.S. Senators seeking detailed explanation from Secretary DeVos for disappearance of resource website for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - Published: 2017-02-12
  2. Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities - U.S. Department of Education
    Guidance documents designed to support states, local education agencies, and charter school personnel to understand their responsibilities under IDEA and Section 504 - Published: 2016-12-29
  3. The Continuing Need To #RethinkDiscipline - White House Report
    Rethink Discipline initiative aims to support all students and promote a welcome and safe climate in schools - Published: 2016-12-09
  4. Australian Students Being Asked to Pay More for Nothing
    The loan fee increases cost of education for students, size of student debt, and adds to overall HELP debt - Published: 2016-12-05
  5. Calling for End to Corporal Punishment in Schools
    U.S. Education Secretary sends letter urging state leaders to end use of corporal punishment in schools, a practice repeatedly linked to harmful short-term and long-term outcomes for students - Published: 2016-12-01
  6. Student Loan Repayment Relief for Borrowers in Canada
    As of November 1st 2016, Canadians will not have to repay their Canada Student Loan until they are earning at least $25,000 per year - Published: 2016-10-31
  7. CogniFit Helps Educators Improve Quality of Learning by Training Specific Cognitive Abilities
    CogniFit for Education is a new web-portal for teachers to assess, train, and monitor cognitive skills involved in the learning processes - Published: 2016-10-31
  8. IBM Watson Education App - Personalized Learning for K-12 Teachers and Students
    IBM Watson Element for Educators provides holistic view of students including data on interests, accomplishments, academic performance, attendance, behaviors and learning activities - Published: 2016-10-22
  9. Millions of Children with Disabilities Out of School
    Report reveals tens of millions of children with disabilities out of school due to poor government and donor practice - Published: 2016-10-19
  10. U.S. Presidential Remarks on U.S. Education
    Remarks by the United States President Barack Obama on education at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School - Published: 2016-10-18
  11. $4.4 Million to Improve Literacy and Education Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
    U.S. Department of Education announces over $4.4 million in grants to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities - Published: 2016-10-09
  12. States Receive $39M in Grants to Prepare Students with Disabilities for College and Employment
    U.S. Department of Education awards grants to five states to help students with disabilities prepare for postsecondary education and competitive integrated employment - Published: 2016-10-04
  13. Inclusive Education Vital for All
    UN human rights experts say inclusive education is central to achieving high quality education for all learners, including those with disabilities - Published: 2016-09-05
  14. Canadian Post-secondary Education More Accessible and Affordable
    Government of Canada making significant change to student financial assistance to help students returning to class - Published: 2016-08-31
  15. Public Virtual Schools - Guidance on Education of Children with Disabilities
    Ensuring students with disabilities attending public virtual schools get special education and support that they deserve and is their right - Published: 2016-08-12
  16. Virtual Reality - Education Outside the Classroom
    Virtual Reality explores learning outside of the classroom from the comfort of a school desk - Published: 2016-08-10
  17. Department of Education Finds School Restraint and Seclusion Discriminatory
    U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights finds Oakland Unified School District discriminated against student by subjecting him to inappropriate and excessive restraint and seclusion - Published: 2016-08-05
  18. Hidden in Plain Sight: Epidemic of Student Homelessness
    Hidden epidemic of student homelessness threatens futures of more than 1 million young people every year - Published: 2016-06-20
  19. Online Education for Students With Disabilities
    Online Schools Center guide to navigating an online education for students with disabilities - Published: 2016-06-16
  20. e-Learning Benefits Students with Disability
    Report finds access to technology and flexible teaching methods can help students with disabilities to gain higher education qualifications - Published: 2016-05-28
  21. 33% of Children of Primary School Age Without Access to Education Has a Disability
    LIGHT FOR THE WORLD supports global efforts to ensure education for every child - Published: 2016-04-28
  22. New Federal Student Loan Repayment Forgiveness Programs
    President Obama and his administration plan to forgive $7.7 billion in federal student loans held by Americans that are currently disabled - Published: 2016-04-21
  23. Students with Disabilities - Most K-12 Online Learning Content Does Not Meet Needs
    Study finds majority of online educational products are not designed to meet the needs of students with disabilities and struggling learners - Published: 2016-04-13
  24. New Federal Policies For Education Of Homeless Children Will Impact Every School District
    New federal policies for education of homeless children to take effect next year; decision impacts every school district nationwide - Published: 2016-04-05
  25. Illinois Closing Equity Gaps in Education Courses
    Illinois will partner with the Lead Higher Initiative to close equity gaps for lower income students and students of color in high schools most rigorous courses - Published: 2016-03-16
  26. Vergara v. California - California Court of Appeal Hears Oral Argument in Education Equality Lawsuit
    California Court of Appeal hears oral argument in groundbreaking education equality lawsuit, Vergara v. California - Published: 2016-02-25
  27. Online Professional Certificate Program for Improved IT Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities - University of Illinois
    Fully online professional development certificate in information accessibility design and policy - Published: 2015-11-04
  28. Are U.S. Schools Making Inequality Worse?
    How important content inequality is in contributing to performance gaps between privileged and underprivileged students - Published: 2015-10-08
  29. Students Credit Card Crisis: Educating Students on Financial Responsibility
    Inexperience with credit cards and financial matters can leave students with excessive debts - Published: 2015-09-26
  30. Better Classrooms for Children with Disabilities
    Pilot study in 51 N.C. classrooms shows the effectiveness of a new measure in assessing the quality of practices in inclusive preschools - Published: 2015-03-06
  31. Teacher of Blind and Visually Impaired Uses Martial Arts in the Class Room
    Teacher of the blind and visually impaired uses martial arts bringing dedication, discipline and empowerment to the class room - Published: 2015-01-14
  32. Edie Mourre Scholarship for Braille Transcribers, Proofreaders or Teachers
    Crawford Technologies donates to Edie Mourre Scholarship, a fund used to educate recipients studying to become qualified Braille transcribers, proofreaders or teachers - Published: 2015-01-08
  33. Accessibility of English Language Proficiency Tests for People with Disabilities
    New white paper explores issues of accessibility for English learners with disabilities, including test design, delivery, uses in high-stakes accountability and need for additional research - Published: 2014-12-08
  34. Bullying of Students with Disabilities Addressed in Guidance to U.S. Schools
    U.S. Department of Education help and guidelines on students with disabilities being bullied in school - Published: 2014-10-23
  35. NY Gov. Announces $3.2M in Grants to Expand College Access for Low-Income Students
    Governor Cuomo announces release of $3.2M College Access Innovation Grant application to be used to increase college enrollment and completion among low-income students - Published: 2014-07-15
  36. eTrac Online Vocational Training Program
    eTrac is an online vocational training program for helping job seekers overcome employment barriers like disabilities gaps in employment history or mental health challenges - Published: 2014-04-11
  37. Signs Your Child is Being Bullied at Private School
    Information and signs to look for if you suspect your child may be getting bullied when away at school - Published: 2014-03-24
  38. Karni Liddell: Media Personality and Disability Speaker
    Karni Liddell speaks to world audiences encouraging them to think differently about how choices in life shape health, success and attitude despite whatever life circumstances we were given - Published: 2014-02-25
  39. Students with Autism: Communication and Reading Skills
    Information regarding difficulties with communication including speech and reading skills in children with autism - Published: 2014-01-31
  40. Students with Disabilities More Likely to be Restrained, Secluded in School
    Research by University of New Hampshire on variation in rates of restraint and seclusion among students with a disability - Published: 2013-12-18
  41. When Test Scores Go Up - Some Cognitive Abilities Don't
    Study found some schools have successfully raised student scores but those schools had almost no effect on performance tests of fluid intelligence skills, such as working memory capacity, speed of information processing, and ability to solve abstract problems - Published: 2013-12-11
  42. Highest Standard of Care at Hereward College - Care Quality Commission
    Hereward College high standards of care have been recognized in a report by the Care Quality Commission official regulator of health and social care in England - Published: 2012-11-25
  43. Changes for Disability in Student Education Loan Discharge Process
    Department of Education proposes reforms to the student loan forgiveness process for individuals who are permanently disabled - Published: 2012-09-30
  44. Shocking Suspension Rates for Students with Disabilities in Schools
    UCLA Center for Civil Rights Remedies finds shocking suspension rate in school districts across the United States - Published: 2012-08-15
  45. People with Disabilities and Higher Education
    Information regarding college and continuing higher education for students with a disability - Published: 2012-08-14
  46. Study and Receive an Education Online
    Online education allows students to fit study around their busy life and earn virtually any degree or certificate - Published: 2012-06-29
  47. Disability Project Ideas for School Lessons and Assignments
    A number of project suggestions for teachers wishing to educate students on disabilities and disability awareness - Published: 2012-04-27
  48. List of U.S. Colleges and Universities
    Listing of colleges and universities in the United States listed by state and region including accredited online college programs - Published: 2012-04-24
  49. Student Loan Debt - More Borrowers Becoming Delinquent
    A bill before Congress would eliminate a provision that made private student loans non-dischargeable - Published: 2012-04-08
  50. Children Who are Deaf or Hearing-impaired - IDEA and Section 504
    Education of students who are deaf from birth through post-secondary education and training - Published: 2012-03-26
  51. Mnemonics and Students with Disabilities
    Memory skills related to learning may be difficult for students with disabilities but you can help them learn ways to improve these skills - Published: 2012-03-17
  52. Education and Article 13 of the ICESCR
    Nations that signed the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights ICESCR recognized that everyone has the right to education - Published: 2012-02-28
  53. ADA Amendments Act - Department of Education
    Providing additional guidance on requirements of ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act in elementary and secondary schools - Published: 2012-01-28
  54. Sallie Mae Insurance Services for College Students
    Sallie Mae financial services new insurance products designed to help families protect their investment in higher education now available - Published: 2012-01-27
  55. Laws Protecting Students with Disabilities
    Federal law mandates that each and every child is to receive an education that is both free and appropriate in an environment that is the least restrictive possible - Published: 2012-01-20
  56. Education, Schools and Students with Neurological Impairments
    Depending upon severity and functional limitations caused by neurological disorder a student may be eligible for services through the school office of disability services - Published: 2012-01-16
  57. $5,000 Scholarship for Students Dedicated to Helping Prevent Nursing Home Abuse
    Nursing Home Abuse scholarship aims to raise awareness and help the selected student by covering non-tuition related living expenses for the 2012 - 2013 academic year - Published: 2012-01-14
  58. Disability, Mobility Impairments and Students with Disabilities
    Students with disabilities may experience a range of different mobility impairments that might require accommodations in school or university settings - Published: 2012-01-12
  59. Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
    AHEAD is involved in development of policy and provision of services which meet needs of persons with disabilities and are involved in all areas of higher education - Published: 2011-11-30
  60. Words That Promote Spatial Skills in Children
    Preschool children who hear parents use words describing size and shape of objects and use those words do much better on tests of their spatial skills - Published: 2011-11-14
  61. Applying for U.S. Federal Student Aid Programs
    Information on eligibility for U.S. student loans and grants including how and where to file your application - Published: 2011-10-28
  62. Student Loan Repayment Calculator and Information
    Information on cancellation consolidation deferment and discharge of student loans including repayment calculator and income based repayment chart - Published: 2011-10-27
  63. College Debt Destroying Future of America's Youth
    Helping college students find solutions for graduating early student loans and money matters and managing life while in college - Published: 2011-08-16
  64. Center for Autism and Related Disorders Gives Skills 4 America to Schools Worldwide
    Skills 4 America began as a grant program to provide scholarships for Skills for assessment and treatment curricula for students with autism and other developmental disorders - Published: 2011-08-12
  65. Discharging Student Loans and Bankruptcy
    If a person filing for bankruptcy can prove undue hardship then student loans may be discharged by a bankruptcy court - Published: 2011-07-29
  66. Schools Failing Students with Sickle Cell Disease
    Study suggests pupils with sickle cell disease a serious genetic blood disorder not getting right help at school especially students who miss lessons due to sickness - Published: 2011-07-20
  67. More U.S. States Enact and Expand School Choice
    More states have passed school voucher or scholarship tax credit legislation in 2011 than ever before - Published: 2011-07-02
  68. Guidance on Rights of Students With Disabilities When Educational Institutions Use Technology
    Legal obligation to provide students with disabilities an equal opportunity to enjoy the benefits of technology - Published: 2011-05-27
  69. Parents Against Wi-Fi Gagged by School Board
    Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board says parents may not officially address the Board because their intention is to object to the WiFi system - Published: 2011-04-26
  70. High Point University Fraternity Pushes For Disability Support
    Push America founded by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity provides programs educating undergraduate students alumni and communities about disabilities - Published: 2011-04-21
  71. Drexel University Yellow Ribbon Program for Veterans
    The Yellow Ribbon program allows for 100 percent of tuition to be covered for eligible veterans and their designated dependents - Published: 2011-04-19
  72. Health Care Directives and Graduating Seniors
    A health care directive is a legal document that gives authority to a person to make health care decisions in the event of incapacity or disability - Published: 2011-04-15
  73. Helping Children Do Better in School - ParentCorps
    Parents can play valuable role in helping young children succeed in school despite stressful circumstances - Published: 2011-02-04
  74. New Home for Student Veterans
    Student veterans at UCF now have access to academic and military services in a new campus space designed just for them - Published: 2011-02-02
  75. Highly Qualified Teacher Issue - Elementary and Secondary Education Act
    Provision signed into law last month lowering teaching standards required under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) - Published: 2011-01-29
  76. Student Debt Becoming Widespread Problem
    Learn about the options available to those facing challenging debt and why traditional bankruptcy may not be the answer - Published: 2011-01-22
  77. Better Learning Through Handwriting
    Writing by hand strengthens the learning process and when typing on a keyboard this process may be impaired - Published: 2011-01-19
  78. Disabled & Homeless Veterans finding hope at LV-PITA
    Las Vegas Disabled and Homeless Veterans have another resource to help them rebuild their lives and find hope - Published: 2011-01-14
  79. Children in Formal Child Care Have Better Language Skills
    Fewer children were late talkers among those who attended full-time center-based child care compared with part-time attendance - Published: 2011-01-05
  80. Results of Study Examining Post-High School Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
    Students with disabilities are attending college in greater numbers and are more engaged in their communities - Published: 2010-11-30
  81. Assistance for Students with Disability - Australian Government Commissions Early Advice
    Minister for School Education has commissioned advice on strategies that could assist school students with disability and special needs in the classroom and at school - Published: 2010-11-05
  82. Educating Students With Disabilities in Cyberspace - Ashford University
    Online higher education at Ashford University makes earning a college degree accessible for more students, including those with disabilities - Published: 2010-10-29
  83. Community College Courses for People with a Disability - NSW, Australia
    Courses will be aimed at people with a disability who were aged between 18 and 45 - Published: 2010-10-28
  84. HUD Launches Fair Housing Education Program At Kentucky State University
    HUD-KSU partnership will help develop innovative curriculum at historically black university designed to train new generation of students interested in careers in civil rights and fair housing - Published: 2010-10-18
  85. Student Loan Consolidation Program
    Information on student loan consolidation programs including FFEL and Direct Loan consolidation as well as loan discharge for disability - Published: 2010-10-09
  86. Live@edu in Universities
    Universities are turning to Microsoft Live@edu for cloud applications to save money and deliver more productivity services to campus - Published: 2010-10-04
  87. Low-Income Families Get Help Saving for Children's Education
    Low-Income Families Get a Helping Hand in Planning and Saving for Childrens Education - Published: 2010-09-24
  88. The Bridge Center offers Bridges to Independence
    College Career Community to students with Aspergers Syndrome and other disabilities whose goals include college - Published: 2010-09-19
  89. 3 State Agreement Gives Access to Textbooks for Disabled College Students
    New Statewide Agreements in Three States Improve Access to Textbooks for Disabled College Students - Published: 2010-09-09
  90. Irvine School of Medicine's Revolutionary iPad Program
    UC Irvine School of Medicine Revolutionary iPad Program to Utilize E-Textbooks from Elsevier - Published: 2010-08-26
  91. Improved Accessibility of e-Textbooks in Higher Education
    Top Selling Titles and Digital Course Materials will be Accessible to College Students with Print Related Disabilities - Published: 2010-08-17
  92. Debt Relief - Finding Legitimate Alternatives to Student Loan Consolidation
    Under certain circumstances you may be able to cancel your student loan obligations defer payments or negotiate a more suitable payment plan - Published: 2010-08-14
  93. National Federation of the Blind Defends Rights of Blind Students
    Calls for Equal Access to Information and Technology in American Universities - Published: 2010-08-09
  94. Tax Free Back-to-School Supplies at MERS/Goodwill
    Tax free prices for clothing backpacks dorm room furnishings and school supplies at MERS - Goodwill - Published: 2010-08-06
  95. Release of Elderly and Disabled Customer Service and ADA eLearning Training Course - Access Granted
    Today there are over 54 million Americans with disabilities and 2011 marks the year 76 million baby boomers turns 65 - Published: 2010-06-21
  96. Educational Networking for High School Students
    LiftMinds announces launch of web site as an educational networking destination for high school students - Published: 2010-06-15
  97. Jacqueline D. Naughton Strives to Make Education Available to All
    Jacqueline Naughton discusses her work implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Ability to Benefit Program - Published: 2010-05-08
  98. Research Lays Guidelines for Real World Scholarship
    Take research out of labs and offices and put it into the hands of communities so that it could be used to address real world problems - Published: 2010-04-13
  99. School Burnout is Real
    School burnout is a chronic stress syndrome manifested in fatigue cynicism and a sense of inadequacy as a student - Published: 2010-01-19
  100. Americans With Disabilities Act Settlement With Intellitec Colleges
    ADA agreement with Intellitec Colleges to ensure access to its technical colleges for individuals with disabilities - Published: 2009-12-17
  101. Post-9/11 G.I. Bill Offers Exceptional New Education Benefits
    Post-9/11 G.I. Bill covers associates bachelors and masters degrees but all training programs must be by a degree-granting institution of higher learning - Published: 2009-11-05
  102. Educating Students With Disabilities in Cyberspace
    Online higher education readies this workforce and makes earning a college degree accessible for more students - Published: 2009-10-28
  103. Grants Awarded to Help Struggling Readers
    $6.6 million in Striving Readers grants to improve the literacy skills of struggling adolescent readers - Published: 2009-09-29
  104. Veterans Affairs Issues Emergency Checks to Students Awaiting Education Benefits
    VA checks for up to $3,000 given to students who applied for educational benefits and have not received their government payment - Published: 2009-09-26
  105. Rewrite of "No Child Left Behind" Should Start Now
    Next Version of the Federal K-12 Law Should Drive School Reforms That Prepare Students for Success - Published: 2009-09-24
  106. $108.8 Million in Early Reading First Grants
    Early Reading First grants to improve school readiness of young children especially those from low-income families - Published: 2009-09-23
  107. Reading Rockets a Multimedia Reading Project for Kids
    Reading Rockets offers information and resources on how children can learn to read and why many struggle and how caring adults can help - Published: 2009-09-22
  108. U.S. Department of Education Video Contest
    Video contest for young people to share stories about where their education and career training can take them - Published: 2009-09-22
  109. America's College Students to get Biggest Increase in Financial Aid Since the GI Bill
    House of Representatives voted to give college students the biggest increase in financial aid since the GI Bill - Published: 2009-09-17
  110. Student Loan Default Rates Increase
    Department of Education reaching out to make student loan borrowers aware of flexible repayment options - Published: 2009-09-15
  111. Textbook Savings for Canadian Students With Disabilities
    Canadian students with disabilities at university or college can save substantially when they buy and sell used textbooks online - Published: 2009-09-13
  112. Registration and Advisement Advice for College Students with Disabilities
    The optimal situation is seeing someone in the disability services office who knows you well and is familiar with your learning style - Published: 2009-09-13
  113. Canadian Student Grants and Financial Assistance
    The new grant will be paid through all years of a university undergraduate, college or trade school programs - Published: 2009-09-10
  114. Recovery Act Funds for Schools with Students in Greatest Need
    The Department of Education has made available ahead of schedule the second half of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act - Published: 2009-09-05
  115. Adam Meyer New Students with Disabilities Director - EMU
    Meyer is one of 25 national disability service providers participating in U.S. Department of Education grant project Project ShiFT - Published: 2009-09-03
  116. School Improvement Grants to Fund Changes Where Children Have Been Underserved - Title I
    School Improvement grants to turn around the nation's lowest performing schools - Published: 2009-08-26
  117. Post-secondary Education now more Accessible to students
    Students may qualify for one or more of the Canada Student Grants which include new grants for students - Published: 2009-08-05
  118. Universal Child Care Benefit Canada
    Universal Child Care Benefit provides families in Canada with $100 a month for every child under the age of six - Published: 2009-07-21
  119. Students with Disabilities - Rights and Responsibilities
    Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools - Published: 2009-06-26
  120. IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act IDEA is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities in the United States - Published: 2009-03-03
  121. Distance Learning Education Information
    Is distance learning an educational revolution as some people proclaim or is it overblown hype of another learning method - Published: 2009-02-06
  122. Disability College Services - Information for Students with Disabilities
    Major US college disability information for students with disabilities including hearing impaired schools and colleges - Published: 2008-12-14


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