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Obama Blueprint to Overhaul Education, NCLB ups ante for those with Disabilities - March 16, 2010

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Council for Exceptional Children is "encouraged" but requests details on decision-based assessments

[Source: Disability Scoop]

As part of a proposal to overhaul America’s education system, the Obama administration is calling for students with disabilities to “graduate from high school ready for college and a career” just like their typically developing peers.

Under a blueprint sent to Congress Monday, there would be less emphasis on test scores and more of a focus on students attaining a broad base of knowledge, increasing high school graduation rates and ensuring that such graduates are prepared for college and work.

The plan places special emphasis on inclusion of students with disabilities. Further, administration officials want teachers to be better prepared to address the needs of special education students and tests that more accurately assess student abilities.

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