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Baker, Joshua N.; Lowrey, K. Alisa; Wennerlind, K. Ryan – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Since the reauthorization of The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in 2008, postsecondary programs that include individuals with intellectual developmental disability have seen a phenomenal increase. In 2015, a National Coordinating Center along with 52 Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, College Students
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Kowitt, Jennifer S.; Lalor, Adam R. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) contains several important provisions that make postsecondary education more accessible and affordable for young adults with disabilities. This is particularly true for students with intellectual disabilities, as the law created new comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs and provided…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Rehabilitation Counseling
American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2009
Presented in this paper are the top 10 issues most likely to affect public higher education across the 50 states in 2009, in the view of the state policy analysis and research staff at American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). While numerous topics shape state higher education policy, each affecting the issues of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Colleges, Policy Analysis, Tuition
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2009
A year ago, the U.S. experienced the first symptoms of economic unrest--a sharp spike in fuel prices, rising costs and rising debt, and a jump in foreclosures. Between May and June 2008, unemployment rose a half-point to 5.5 percent and 49,000 jobs were lost. American higher education has been on a collision course with financial reality for more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Opportunities, Unemployment, Economic Climate
Sopko, Kim M. – Project Forum, 2009
The inclusion of universal design for learning (UDL) in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act 2008 (HEA) demonstrates its escalating importance in the education field. UDL concepts and practices are not yet broadly integrated into all education policy. Policy has been slow to catch up to this quickly growing practice. To address that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Aid, Disabilities, National Organizations
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, 2008
Youth experiencing homelessness or in foster care face numerous barriers to higher education. Inadequate college readiness, the complexity of the financial aid process, and lack of housing and support services once enrolled in college make obtaining a college degree an often insurmountable challenge. Yet a college education offers these youth the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Foster Care, Homeless People