Thursday, February 07, 2008

Students With Disabilities Said to Benefit From NCLB

At Education Week...

The accountability systems created by the federal No Child Left Behind Act have led to some benefits for students with disabilities, but it’s too soon to link the law with improved academic outcomes for such students, according to a presidential advisory group.

The 15-member National Council on Disability—which makes recommendations to the president and Congress on issues relating to Americans with disabilities and their families—released the report today at its quarterly board meeting in New Orleans. Much of the information gathered in the report came from interviews with dozens of researchers and state officials. In addition, the council looked closely at the performance of students with disabilities in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

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