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Disabling Diplomas: How NYC is Failing its Special Education Students

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Graph: WNYC Newsroom. NYS Education Department and NYC Department of Education, 2004-05 school year
Blacks are more likely to be categorized as Emotionally Disturbed
Graph: WNYC Newsroom. Numbers: New York State Education Department
For Special Ed students in New York City, the drop out rate is higher than the graduation rate, based on a 5 year tracking study
Graph: WNYC Newsroom. Numbers: New York State Education Department
Special Ed kids Statewide are more likely to earn academic diplomas than Special Ed kids in NYC. IEPs are Individualized Education Program diplomas which are not the same as academic (Regents and Local) diplomas and are not accepted by most colleges and the military.

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