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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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See how many K-12 students there are with certain specific disabilities, and how many of those students drop out or graduate with a regular high school diploma.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Despite their intellectual disabilities, Robbie and Cullen Prall got regular academic instruction in high school, but little guidance on what to do later on.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Educators thought Jonathan Kratchman's autism would deter him from applying to colleges, but the Cherry Hill, N.J., high school senior thought otherwise.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
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.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
At the school serving students with emotional disturbances or autism, Christopher Lineman is working on the skills he needs to succeed at a job and extend his education.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
At Gallaudet University, Gideon Firl is hoping he can continue to receive some of the same social and academic supports he received at the Maryland School for the Deaf in Frederick.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
While the nation's graduation rate has hit another historic high, prospects are more mixed children and youths with disabilities, according to Diplomas Count 2015.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
After years in formalized special education programs, the transition from K-12 schools to work or college can be jarring for many students with disabilities and their families.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Growing numbers of students with disabilities are headed to college, and many of them are choosing to keep their disability status to themselves.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
But it's challenging for many students with disabilities and their families to locate real jobs where the youths can work alongside other employees and earn competitive wages.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week

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