The Obama administration's blueprint for revising No Child Left Behind calls for students in special education to graduate from high school with the same college- and career-readiness skills as their peers. Officials are also pushing for more inclusion and tests that better measure the academic proficiency of students with special needs. Bruce A. Ramirez, the executive director of the Council for Exceptional Children, was cautiously optimistic about the proposal, which he said "enhances inclusion of students with disabilities" but lacks specifics about implementation.

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