N.Y. considers revised diploma alternative for some students

12/12/2012 | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)

The New York Board of Regents is considering replacing its current diploma alternative certificate for students with disabilities with a Career Skills Credential that emphasizes job readiness. State education officials argue that the certificate, which does not count as a diploma, will help students better plan for their future. However, disability advocates argue that the diploma alternative decreases academic rigor for students with disabilities.

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