Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities?

The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over the level of education that public schools must provide to millions of children with disabilities, a case that advocates describe as the most significant special-education issue to reach the high court in three decades. The question is whether public schools owe disabled children “some” educational benefit — which courts have determined to mean just-above-trivial progress — or whether students legally deserve something more: a substantial, “meaningful” benefit. Lower courts are divided on the question, meaning that…

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U.S. Education Department Awards $4.4 Million to Improve Literacy and Education Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education today announced more than $4.4 million in grants to improve literacy skills, outcomes and results for children with disabilities. “When we improve literacy skills for children with disabilities, including those with dyslexia, we are not just teaching them how to read, we are opening doors to a lifetime of more positive opportunities, such as improved academic skills, reduction in behavioral incidences, increased school completion, and lifelong learning,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “These awards will continue to address inclusion, equity and…

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