NASET News Alert

How Can Schools Do Better By Special Education Students?

July 13, 2016

A couple weeks ago on Detroit Today we talked about the achievement gaps suffered in suburban school districts between white and black students. Even the most affluent districts struggle to narrow the achievement gap that students of color face. Brian O' Connor is a Detroit News columnist, as well as a parent of a special education student attending Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield. He tells Detroit Today that schools are making "no efforts at all," to address achievement gaps among special education students. Marcie Lipsitt, founder of Michigan Alliance for Special Education agrees. "Parents don't know where to go, they don't know where to turn," she says. Lipsitt notes that only 57 percent of children with individualized education programs (IEPs) graduate from high school, "and that doesn't even tell the whole story because the quality of those diplomas is lacking." Read More

Back to NASET News Alert
lost password?