Graduation from high school with a regular diploma is

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Unformatted text preview: raduation from high school with a regular diploma is the cornerstone of our advocacy program because a diploma is the gateway credential tied to college and career readiness. As we examined reports and studies, participated in discussions and conducted activities focused on improving graduation policies for struggling students, we concluded that a public conversation about high school graduation must start with the fundamentals: who are the students with SLD and what do their current high school exit outcomes look like? What we’ve discovered isn’t surprising, but it does convey how critical the situation is. Too many of our bright, talented students’ futures are at risk because regular diplomas aren’t necessarily regarded or planned as their first option. This is unacceptable and must change. Through this report, we share important data and findings to help policy makers, school leaders and parents understand the challenges that students with SLD face. They continue to make up the largest group of students eligible for special education services in our public schools...
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This document was uploaded on 02/28/2014.

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