K-12

NYT op-ed provides wise advice from a young author

Melissa Shang is only in 8th grade but she’s already written a highly-rated novel and led an online petition that went viral. The young, talented writer and wheelchair user recently wrote an opinion essay for the New York Times that defends her preference for a positive perspective while writing about characters with disabilities. Check out her essay ‘Stories About Disability Don’t Have to Be Sad’ by clicking here.

Parents Urge NYC Mayor to Improve Services for Students With Disabilities

At a rally this week, a group of New York City parents and educators came together to call for changes to services for students with disabilities in the city’s schools, including faster evaluations for children with special needs. This comes after a report released by New York’s education department found many of the city’s students with disabilities are vastly underserved. Read more

#NCDJChat: The National Center on Disability and Journalism’s First-Ever Twitter Chat

Heather Vogell
ProPublica reporter Heather Vogell

On November 30, the National Center on Disability and Journalism held its first ever Twitter chat with Heather Vogell, the winner of this year’s Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability.