Helping Students With Disabilities Get Ready for Work

Helping Students With Disabilities Get Ready for Work

July 17, 2019

In this piece in The 74,  Karla Phillips and Travis Pillow provide recommendation to help students with disabilities graduate ready for college and careers. Here’s a summary of action steps states can take to improve employment outcomes for these students: “Create an annual ‘State of the State’ report in special education. Share it publicly. Present it to the state board of education. The report should be anchored by the ambitious but attainable goals in the state’s federal Every Student Succeeds Act plan. The data, which states already collect, must play a meaningful role in their broader strategies and not simply be monitored by the U.S. Department of Education as a compliance exercise.”