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Gloria Clark, 18, a senior at Decatur High School in Georgia, says she wants to use her experience with dyslexia to advocate for others with disabilities.
—Michael A. Schwarz for Education Week

Ga. Student With Dyslexia Battles Her Way to College

High school senior Gloria Clark knew she could succeed in college, but she had a harder time persuading university admissions officials to let her try. (June 24, 2015)

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Florida teachers may be eligible for bonuses of up to $10,000 if they scored well on their SAT or ACT college entrance exams, no matter how many years ago they took them.
July 6, 2015 - McClatchy-Tribune
A planned teacher education academy spearheaded by former Teachers College President Arthur E. Levine aims to experiment with some of the most high-profile—and controversial—ideas in higher education delivery.
June 16, 2015 - Education Week
Efforts to reauthorize the law could be complicated by some of the same issues holding up renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The state's home-grown replacement for the common core has earned support from a broad spectrum of K-12 and higher education leaders, state officials say.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
Superintendent Terry B. Grier details how his district's high school program promotes college access and persistence for low-income students.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
The seasonal job market for teenagers is showing signs of improving, but inner-city youths still face slim employment opportunities.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
This Diplomas Count 2015 State Graduation Brief contains national data on high school completion and includes a special focus on students with disabilities. The information is presented in a series of charts and graphs, and includes comparisons to national averages.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
It's hard to say, but more schools are focusing on building postsecondary transition plans for their students with disabilities.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Despite federal efforts to bring uniformity to high school graduation calculations, states are inconsistent in setting diploma requirements for special education students.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The students with special needs who find the most success in college or the workplace are often those who were taught to stand up for themselves.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week

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