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Education Advocates Ask New York State To Extend Directive Giving 21-Year-Olds More Time To Graduate High School

03.09.2021 | CBS New York | With that directive set to expire this year, more than 100 advocates signed a letter asking state leaders for another extension. “We know that anytime a barrier comes up for a student, they’re less likely to finish their high school diploma,” said Ashley Grant, with Advocates for Children. 

Thousands of students would be impacted — mainly English language learners and those with disabilities who need transition services that can’t be done remotely. “So that might mean connecting to adult services, that might mean doing work-based learning,” Grant said. Watch video