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Low Special Ed Graduation Rates Haunt Educators

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April 8, 2016- "Low Special Ed Graduation Rates Haunt Educators"- In 2014, the last year with available data, merely 63 percent of students with disabilities graduated high school. Mississippi high schools, which are the main focus of this article, demonstrated one of the worst graduation rates in the nation with only 28 percent of high school students with a disability earning their diploma. While this is an alarming trend for high schools, experts believe that students are not being granted appropriate instruction and services at the elementary and middle school levels, which leads to these students being underprepared for the high school curriculum.