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  • Report Urges Removal of Obstacles to Students with Disabilities

    Dec 9, 2016

    12.09.2016 | Public News Service | More students with disabilities could graduate from high school-level programs if state policymakers would maximize access to career and trade education, according to a new report. Last year, fewer than 50 percent of students with disabilities in New York state graduated from high school in four years, compared with 83 percent of general-education students. But Sam Streed, policy analyst for Advocates for Children, said his group’s new report found graduation rates are much higher from career and technical education (CTE) programs. “What we see is that that gap for students with disabilities in CTE is cut about in half,” he said, “and all of those things that speak well of CTE are conferred upon students with disabilities, as well as general-education students.” Read article