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Disability Education: Scholarships and Special Ed Information Document List

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

Disability Education: Scholarships and Special Ed Information Publications

2018-06-19 : IDEA and the Current State of IEPs : Examines challenges of K-12 teachers in inclusion classrooms and identify areas of opportunity which would improve classroom experience for students.

2018-05-18 : Help Your Child in School by Adding Language to The Math : Research by University of Washington reveals the more skills children bring with them to kindergarten, basic math, reading, friendship and cooperation, the more likely they will succeed in those areas in school.

2018-05-11 : Instructional Design That Makes Sense for All Learners : Instructional design that makes sense for all learners by Elizabeth Barker-Voss, Kristin Basinger, Lauren Critchley, and William Stewart - University of Phoenix.

2018-05-03 : The Discrepancy in Accommodation Structures Between High School and College and its Effect on Students with Disabilities : Sueyoun Hwang writes on the trauma and trials of graduating from high school and the huge steps of entering college.

2018-03-26 : Research Into Letter-Spacing Could Help Improve Reading Ability : New research from Binghamton University, State University of New York shows increased letter spacing helps individuals read faster, but not due to visual processing.

2018-02-22 : Early Childhood Education Needs to be Accessible and Affordable : High-quality early care and education is critical to positive child development and has potential to generate economic returns, but current financing structure leaves many children without access to high-quality services.

2017-11-06 : Inclusive Teaching Project Aims to Get Missing Million Into School : Project aims to train teachers in Uganda in inclusive education practices in a country where the number of children with disabilities going to school continues to fall.

2017-10-27 : Examining Feelings of Inclusion Among Students with Disabilities : Study looks at steps that education policymakers and practitioners can take to make inclusion in fact feel inclusive.

2017-08-31 : Exclusion From School Can Trigger Long-Term Psychiatric Illness : Study of thousands of children has revealed excluding children from school can lead to long term psychiatric problems and psychological distress.

2017-08-14 : Evidence Supports Effectiveness of Mental Health Programs in Schools : Research shows school based mental health programs can reach large numbers of children, with increasing evidence of effectiveness in improving mental health and related outcomes.

2017-06-20 : Still Left Behind - Pathways to Inclusive Education for Girls with Disabilities : UNDP statistics show that while the literacy rate for adults with disabilities is 3%, just 1% of women with disabilities are literate.

2017-06-18 : Training a Million Teachers to Educate World's Most Vulnerable Children : Perkins School for the Blind launches teacher training program that seeks to equip 1M educators by 2030 with knowledge and skills to teach multiply disabled and visually impaired or deafblind children.

2017-06-09 : RISE Act to Ease College Transition for Students with Disabilities : The RISE Act amends the Higher Education Act and addresses several existing issues within the law that serve as unnecessary barriers for students with disabilities and their families.

2017-05-31 : Reading to Therapy Dogs Improves Student Literacy Attitudes : Research showed second grade students who read aloud to dogs in an after school program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading.

2017-05-25 : 2018 Education Budget Summary and Key Points : U.S. Fiscal Year 2018 budget lays out proposals and priorities designed to ensure students have equal opportunity to receive high quality education.

2017-02-12 : 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).

2016-12-29 : 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.

2016-12-09 : 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.

2016-12-05 : 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.

2016-12-01 : 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.

2016-10-31 : 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.

2016-10-31 : 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.

2016-10-22 : 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.

2016-10-19 : 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.

2016-10-18 : U.S. Presidential Remarks on U.S. Education : Remarks by the United States President Barack Obama on education at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School.

2016-10-09 : $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.

2016-10-04 : 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.

2016-09-05 : 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.

2016-08-31 : Canadian Post-secondary Education More Accessible and Affordable : Government of Canada making significant change to student financial assistance to help students returning to class.

2016-08-12 : 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.

2016-08-10 : Virtual Reality - Education Outside the Classroom : Virtual Reality explores learning outside of the classroom from the comfort of a school desk.

2016-08-05 : 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.

2016-06-20 : Hidden in Plain Sight: Epidemic of Student Homelessness : Hidden epidemic of student homelessness threatens futures of more than 1 million young people every year.

2016-06-16 : Online Education for Students With Disabilities : Online Schools Center guide to navigating an online education for students with disabilities.

2016-05-28 : 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.

2016-04-28 : 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.

2016-04-21 : 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.

2016-04-13 : 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.

2016-04-05 : 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.

2016-03-16 : 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.

2016-02-25 : 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.

2015-11-04 : 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.

2015-10-08 : Are U.S. Schools Making Inequality Worse? : How important content inequality is in contributing to performance gaps between privileged and underprivileged students.

2015-09-26 : Students Credit Card Crisis: Educating Students on Financial Responsibility : Inexperience with credit cards and financial matters can leave students with excessive debts.

2015-03-06 : 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.

2015-01-14 : 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.

2015-01-08 : 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.

2014-12-08 : 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.

2014-10-23 : 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.

2014-07-15 : 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.

2014-04-11 : 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.

2014-03-24 : 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.

2014-02-25 : 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.

2014-01-31 : Students with Autism: Communication and Reading Skills : Information regarding difficulties with communication including speech and reading skills in children with autism.

2013-12-18 : 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.

2013-12-11 : 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.

2012-11-25 : 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.

2012-09-30 : 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.

2012-08-15 : 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.

2012-08-14 : People with Disabilities and Higher Education : Information regarding college and continuing higher education for students with a disability.

2012-06-29 : Study and Receive an Education Online : Online education allows students to fit study around their busy life and earn virtually any degree or certificate.

2012-04-27 : Disability Project Ideas for School Lessons and Assignments : A number of project suggestions for teachers wishing to educate students on disabilities and disability awareness.

2012-04-24 : 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.

2012-04-08 : Student Loan Debt - More Borrowers Becoming Delinquent : A bill before Congress would eliminate a provision that made private student loans non-dischargeable.

2012-03-26 : 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.

2012-03-17 : 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.

2012-02-28 : 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.

2012-01-28 : 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.

2012-01-27 : 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.

2012-01-20 : 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.

2012-01-16 : 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.

2012-01-14 : $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.

2012-01-12 : 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.

2011-11-30 : 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.

2011-11-14 : 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.

2011-10-28 : 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.

2011-10-27 : Student Loan Repayment Calculator and Information : Information on cancellation consolidation deferment and discharge of student loans including repayment calculator and income based repayment chart.

2011-08-16 : 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.

2011-08-12 : 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.

2011-07-29 : 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.

2011-07-20 : 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.

2011-07-02 : 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.

2011-05-27 : 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.

2011-04-26 : 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.

2011-04-21 : 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.

2011-04-19 : 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.

2011-04-15 : 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.

2011-02-04 : Helping Children Do Better in School - ParentCorps : Parents can play valuable role in helping young children succeed in school despite stressful circumstances.

2011-02-02 : 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.

2011-01-29 : 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).

2011-01-22 : Student Debt Becoming Widespread Problem : Learn about the options available to those facing challenging debt and why traditional bankruptcy may not be the answer.

2011-01-19 : Better Learning Through Handwriting : Writing by hand strengthens the learning process and when typing on a keyboard this process may be impaired.

2011-01-14 : 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.

2011-01-05 : 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.

2010-11-30 : 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.

2010-11-05 : 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.

2010-10-29 : 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.

2010-10-28 : 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.

2010-10-18 : 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.

2010-10-09 : Student Loan Consolidation Program : Information on student loan consolidation programs including FFEL and Direct Loan consolidation as well as loan discharge for disability.

2010-10-04 : Live@edu in Universities : Universities are turning to Microsoft Live@edu for cloud applications to save money and deliver more productivity services to campus.

2010-09-24 : Low-Income Families Get Help Saving for Children's Education : Low-Income Families Get a Helping Hand in Planning and Saving for Childrens Education.

2010-09-19 : The Bridge Center offers Bridges to Independence : College Career Community to students with Aspergers Syndrome and other disabilities whose goals include college.

2010-09-09 : 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.

2010-08-26 : Irvine School of Medicine's Revolutionary iPad Program : UC Irvine School of Medicine Revolutionary iPad Program to Utilize E-Textbooks from Elsevier.

2010-08-17 : 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.

2010-08-14 : 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.

2010-08-09 : National Federation of the Blind Defends Rights of Blind Students : Calls for Equal Access to Information and Technology in American Universities.

2010-08-06 : Tax Free Back-to-School Supplies at MERS/Goodwill : Tax free prices for clothing backpacks dorm room furnishings and school supplies at MERS - Goodwill.

2010-06-21 : 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.

2010-06-15 : Educational Networking for High School Students : LiftMinds announces launch of web site as an educational networking destination for high school students.

2010-05-08 : 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.

2010-04-13 : 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.

2010-01-19 : School Burnout is Real : School burnout is a chronic stress syndrome manifested in fatigue cynicism and a sense of inadequacy as a student.

2009-12-17 : Americans With Disabilities Act Settlement With Intellitec Colleges : ADA agreement with Intellitec Colleges to ensure access to its technical colleges for individuals with disabilities.

2009-11-05 : 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.

2009-10-28 : Educating Students With Disabilities in Cyberspace : Online higher education readies this workforce and makes earning a college degree accessible for more students.

2009-09-29 : Grants Awarded to Help Struggling Readers : $6.6 million in Striving Readers grants to improve the literacy skills of struggling adolescent readers.

2009-09-26 : 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.

2009-09-24 : 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.

2009-09-23 : $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.

2009-09-22 : 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.

2009-09-22 : 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.

2009-09-17 : 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.

2009-09-15 : Student Loan Default Rates Increase : Department of Education reaching out to make student loan borrowers aware of flexible repayment options.

2009-09-13 : 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.

2009-09-13 : 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.

2009-09-10 : Canadian Student Grants and Financial Assistance : The new grant will be paid through all years of a university undergraduate, college or trade school programs.

2009-09-05 : 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.

2009-09-03 : 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.

2009-08-26 : 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.

2009-08-05 : 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.

2009-07-21 : 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.

2009-06-26 : Students with Disabilities - Rights and Responsibilities : Rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.

2009-03-03 : 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.

2009-02-06 : Distance Learning Education Information : Is distance learning an educational revolution as some people proclaim or is it overblown hype of another learning method.

2008-12-14 : Disability College Services - Information for Students with Disabilities : Major US college disability information for students with disabilities including hearing impaired schools and colleges.


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