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Snyder, Thomas D.; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2015
The 2013 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 49th in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The Digest has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Dropouts, Educational Finance
Read, N. W. – National Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Children and Youth Who Are Neglected, Delinquent, or At-Risk, 2014
Many youth involved with the juvenile justice system have education-related disabilities and are eligible for special education and related services under the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In most cases, the rates of disabilities in the court-involved youth population are much greater than those in the general youth…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Delinquency, Disabilities, Special Education
Kaye, H. Stephen – 1997
This report presents data in text and graphs on the situation of people with disabilities in the United States in the context of requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. An introduction identifies four reasons for the observed slow pace to compliance with disability-rights laws: (1) ignorance about what constitutes accessibility and…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Demography
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC. – 1997
In the last 3 decades, Congress has enacted a number of civil rights statutes prohibiting discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. These statutes are: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (prohibiting race, color, and national origin discrimination); Title IX of the Education Amendments of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Civil Rights Legislation, Constitutional Law, Educational Discrimination
Risher, Peter; Amorosi, Stacey – 1998
This publication provides statistical information from a nationwide survey of 1,000 Americans with disabilities, aged 16 and older, that was conducted in April and May of 1998. It is designed to provide comprehensive and up-to-date measures in a number of areas, including: (1) the nature and severity of the disability; (2) participation in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Attitudes toward Disabilities
Kaye, H. Stephen – Disability Statistics Abstract, 1998
This report discusses the findings of national surveys that show little evidence of improvement in the economic well-being of Americans with disabilities. Positive and negative findings include: (1) the labor force participation rate for people with disabilities aged 18-64 remained more or less constant, at about 52 percent between 1990 and 1994;…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination
Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC. – 1991
This annual report describes activities under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) from October 1, 1989, through September 30, 1990. The report presents activities by each section under General Provisions and by each of seven Titles. An executive summary highlights specific activities. These include; continuation of Rehabilitation Services…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Demonstration Programs, Disabilities, Employment
Ficke, Robert C. – 1992
This report summarizes existing data on persons with disabilities in narrative and tabular form. The first section considers definition and measurement of disability including such topics as activity limitation, functional limitation, special population groups and measures, chronic conditions, work disability, federal benefit programs, and state…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Daily Living Skills, Definitions, Disabilities