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Twelve percent 26000 of students with sld left school

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Unformatted text preview: 00 students) dropped out. Twelve percent (26,000) of students with SLD left school with a certificate — a document recognizing the student’s completion of a school program but not recognized for postsecondary education or employment. (Source: IDEA Part B Exiting Data for 20102011) This low rate of high school graduation with a regular diploma has a serious impact on the employment rate and earnings of students with SLD. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for those with less than a high school diploma is over 12 percent — almost double that of all workers. The median weekly earnings is $471 — a bit more than half that of all workers. How Students with SLD Exited School, Ages 14-21, 2010 Source: www.IDEAdata.org, IDEA Part B Exiting, 2010-2011 Education Pays Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey www.LD.org | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | 7 Examining graduation rates across states rev...
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