On Monday President Barack Obama announced that US high school graduation rates were the highest on record. Graduation rates for the 2014 – 2015 school year reached 83.2%. California’s graduation rate for 2014 – 2015 was 82%. The US high school graduation rate for students with disabilities is 64.6%. While the rate has gone up there is still a disparity among different groups of students.
Obama applauded the gains, he also reminded everyone that there is still work that needs to be done so everyone can succeed.
Schools and parents should work together to make sure students with disabilities are supported in a way that promotes growth in learning and, ultimately, makes graduation possible.