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Unformatted text preview: ncludes: Locating the Dropout Crisis, with co-author Nettie Legters and What Your Community Can Do to End its Dropout Crisis. Dr. Balfanz is the first recipient of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Everyone a Graduate Award. 4 | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | www.LD.org OVERVIEW Key Issues n Too few students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) leave school with a regular diploma — just 68 percent in the 2010-2011 school year. n While the dropout rate has improved dramatically over the past decade, the rate in many states remains far too high. In three states — Louisiana, Nevada, and South Carolina — more students with SLD drop out than leave with a regular diploma. n Variation across states in the ways that students with disabilities can exit school appears to have a significant impact on the graduation rate of these students. n The Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate — now required by the U.S....
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