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AACLD
Advocating for African American families with children who learn differently.
Advocating for African American families with children who learn differently.
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Already the lowest nationwide, Mississippi's graduation rate for students with disabilities fell an additional half-percentage point in 2013, according to the latest figures.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to step into a case involving allegations that a Pennsylvania school district systematically funneled a disproportionate number of African-American students into special education. Learn more:

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As states submit detailed blueprints for improving special education performance, a look back at Education Week archives shows that balancing compliance and performance has been a long-standing issue. http://ow.ly/LgGeC

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign a bill launching a pilot program that would provide state funds to students with disabilities that they can then use for educational expenses, including private school tuition, therapy, and tutoring. http://ow.ly/L1ih0

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Mississippi senators have agreed to let a small percentage of special education students use public money to go to private schools. http://ow.ly/KTxx3

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Special ed costs weigh down Detroit schools resulting in some students sometimes going without needed services as the cost of educating several thousand special-needs students is itself a driver of DPS' deficit, which rose to $170 million in the last fiscal year. Learn more:

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Learning to ask for help is an important step for kids. Self-advocacy skills can give them the confidence to ask for what they need. Get some tips here: http://ow.ly/KKMFo
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Harry Potter Star Daniel Radcliffe is speaking out for kids with dyspraxia. Find out how motor skills issues affect the actor and the advice he gives: http://ow.ly/KKMk4
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More students with disabilities are leaving school with a regular diploma, according to statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. http://ow.ly/KJxmZ
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The ACLU of Ohio says that Cuyahoga County and local school districts fail to provide needed services to special education students while they are in juvenile detention. It's asking the state to step in. http://ow.ly/KDX7y
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