Emily Kortje

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Asking Kids With Special Needs To Clear The Same Bar

Jackson Ellis will soon head to fourth grade. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he's been receiving publicly funded services since he was 15 months old. Jackson's mother, Rebecca Ellis, a single parent, has made education advocacy her career. She's fighting to make sure her son gets the help …

Special needs changes a 'landmark moment' in education

<b>Changes have been made this week which give children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) and their families a greater say in the support they receive. So how do the people affected feel about the new system?</b><p>The new measures are being described as some of the biggest changes in …

My Wife Went Back to School for a Special Education Teaching Credential and We've Got Loads of Sallie Mae Debt Now

<b>Huffington Post Reader Question</b><p>Dear Steve,<p>My wife has $38k in new student loans for a Special Education Teaching Credential, the loan is through Sallie Mae. We make $160k/year in California with 8 children, total family of 10. We file Married Jointly. Initial repayment is around $400/month. My wife …