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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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Students with disabilities get more than their share of suspensions and expulsions—and that can lead many of them to drop out of school.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
This map includes state-by-state graduation rate data, as well as state graduation rates for historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The Education Week Research Center compiled data from the U.S. Department of Education in order to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high-school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
In a new survey, 89 percent of college admissions officials said students' discipline histories are factored into their admissions process.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
The latest federal calculations show that while 81 percent of students in the class of 2013 graduated on time, just 62 percent of those with disabilities did so.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week
Leaders of elite public high schools are banding together to find ways to enroll more students from low-income families and underrepresented minority groups.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Under the common core, teachers use new questioning techniques to help the youngest students learn to draw evidence from what they read.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
The schools in Lawrence have made steady progress in raising student achievement and graduation rates since state education officials stepped in to turn around the struggling district.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
The volume of high-school-equivalency testing dropped by half in 2014 after the General Educational Development exam was revised to align with the common-core standards.
May 1, 2015 - Education Week
Educators should dissuade students from entering colleges with low graduation rates, write Joseph Sanacore and Anthony T. Palumbo.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week

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