View Full Version : All NYC NYC's special ed students being shortchanged of legally mandated help

03-03-2011, 09:55 AM
This from NY Daily News (http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2011/03/03/2011-03-03_citys_special_ed_students_being_shortchanged_of _legally_mandated_help_says_repor.html) by Meredith Kolodner:
Many special education students in city schools are not receiving legally mandated help to get them ready for college or a job, a new report found.

The ARISE Coalition looked at 222 educational plans for students with disabilities and found that only a quarter of the students had any planning meeting - and more than half didn't listed the kind of diploma the student was aiming for.

Advocates say that the lack of preparation contributes to the shocking special education statistics: only one in four students with disabilities graduated from high school in 2009 and only 15% of adults with disabilities statewide have college degrees.

"It's devastating because those kids who do make it to college often find themselves without the skills they need," said Maggie Moroff of the ARISE Coalition, a special education advocacy group. "For students with more profound disabilities, they are not set up with the supports they will need outside to make it."

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