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Unformatted text preview: ements for its regular diploma and
local districts may add — but not reduce — those
requirements, even for students with disabilities.
This ensures that all students earning a regular
diploma have completed the necessary
coursework under the same requirements. In the
words of one Kansas official,“I have a high level of
confidence that students with disabilities who are
awarded a regular diploma have completed the
same rigorous academic requirements as all our
Avoiding other options for students
with disabilities — such as IEP diplomas or
Occupational diplomas — also avoids the
temptation to take students off track for the regular
diploma. The more options available, the higher the
risk of choosing the path of least resistance. Opportunity to Learn
Kansas believes the best place for students with
disabilities to learn rigorous academic content is
in the general education classroom. Being taught
by teachers who are licensed and certified in the
subject they teach is critical to maximizing the 22 opportunity to learn. Only by experienci...
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This document was uploaded on 02/28/2014.
- Spring '14