Charters Suspending Students With Disabilities At Higher Rate

In an analysis of discipline records for every one of the nation’s 95,000 public schools, including over 5,250 charter schools, researchers identified deep disparities across all grades (elementary and secondary) even though fewer children with disabilities attending such schools, according to the report from the Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the Civil Rights Project […]... >> read more

California Unemployment Rate For People With Disabilities Not Best, Not Worst, But Not Good

The recently released “Disability Statistics Annual Report” produced by the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability sets forth data pertaining to the number of people with disabilities who are employed on a state by state basis, together with what the employment rates are for individuals without disabilities. The report also looks at median earnings, […]... >> read more

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR DISABLED WANTING TO WORK CONTINUES TO CLIMB

The unemployment rate for those with disabilities grew to 12.5 percent in February, the U.S. Department of Labor said in its monthly report released earlier this month. That’s a rise over the 10.8 percent reported for January. The shift comes as a greater number of people with disabilities actively sought work, yet fewer were employed. […]... >> read more

STATE LAWMAKERS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVE PLAN TO SEND $300 MILLION TO CALIFORNIA’s DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SERVICE SYSTEM

On Monday, February 29,  State lawmakers unanimously approved a plan to send $300 million to California’s developmental disabilities system. The Senate and Assembly included the funding in an agreement to restructure taxes on health insurance plans.  Most of the $300 million will go to care providers, who have faced years of stagnant wages.  The bill […]... >> read more