Limited data on N.Y.C. inclusion effort shows promise

03/14/2013 | GothamSchools.org (New York)

The first 260 schools in New York that placed more students with disabilities in inclusive classrooms three years ago saw test scores rise, fewer discipline referrals and higher attendance than schools with students in self-contained settings, according to limited data released by the Department of Education. The data came as a result of a public records request by advocates of students with disabilities seeking more information about the state's inclusion program.

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