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EEOC discrimination claims down in FY 2014

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EEOC releases discrimination statistics
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 88,778 charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2014, according to the agency’s latest statistics, released February 4. The number, the fewest in seven years, is a slight decrease…
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Disability unemployment rate hits 11.9 percent

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Unemployment rates rise for workers with disabilities
Although the overall U.S. unemployment rate continued its downward trend in the first month of 2015, its a different story for people with disabilities seeking to compete in the marketplace. Nationwide, the…
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Texas executes man with 67 IQ

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News from Texas
The state of Texas executed Robert Ladd on January 29. Ladd likely would have been ineligible for the death penalty in almost any other state due to his disabilities. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied his
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Obama Administration releases new resource guide for hiring people with disabilities

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Resource Guide Released
The White House released a new resource guide February 3, to assist businesses in their efforts to increase disability employment. “Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has enabled more people with disabilities to join the…
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Bill reintroduced to expand federal special education spending

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IDEA Full Funding Act Reintroduced
The IDEA Full Funding Act was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 27, calling on the federal government to create a 10-year timetable to significantly increase its share of national special education…
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