Students with learning disabilities make progress, but concerns remain

07/27/2011 | Education Week

Early intervention is reducing the overall number of students identified as having learning disabilities, but still too few go on to earn high-school diplomas, a new report by the National Center for Learning Disabilities finds. The report's author credited response-to-intervention techniques and changes in the way reading is taught among the possible reasons for the improvements. However, she also noted that Hispanic and black students still are overly represented among those identified with learning disabilities.

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