As a special education student with learning disabilities, Dawlton McMillan of Holly Springs, Mississippi, shown here with her mother, Debbey, struggled for five years to graduate from high school as her mother battled the school district for instruction and other services. Only 28 percent of Mississippi high school students with disabilities receive standard diplomas, the second lowest graduation rate for special ed students in the country.
As a special education student with learning disabilities, Dawlton McMillan of Holly Springs, Mississippi, shown here with her mother, Debbey, struggled for five years to graduate from high school as her mother battled the school district for instruction and other services. Only 28 percent of Mississippi high school students with disabilities receive standard diplomas, the second lowest graduation rate for special ed students in the country. Courtesy of Debbey McMillan McClatchy
As a special education student with learning disabilities, Dawlton McMillan of Holly Springs, Mississippi, shown here with her mother, Debbey, struggled for five years to graduate from high school as her mother battled the school district for instruction and other services. Only 28 percent of Mississippi high school students with disabilities receive standard diplomas, the second lowest graduation rate for special ed students in the country. Courtesy of Debbey McMillan McClatchy

Low graduation rate for disabled students haunts Miss. educators

March 26, 2016 07:01 PM