In the Big Five cities, more than twice as many students with disabilities are placed in general education classrooms for less than 40 percent of the day compared to the national average.

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Big Five Cities Compared with Rest of State

Summary: In big five cities, more than twice as many students with disabilities are placed in general education classrooms for less than 40% of day compared to national average.

Big Five Cities Compared with Rest of State
Big Five Cities 2009-10Rest of State 2009-2010National 2008-09
Other (incarcerated, home-schooled, parentally placed nonpublic schools)0.0520.0230.015
Separate Settings 0.0820.040.037
In General Education Programs less than 40% of the School Day0.2920.1760.149
In General Education Programs between 40% and 79% of the School Day0.0380.1870.214
In General Education Programs 80% or more of the School Day0.5370.5740.585

Speaker Notes:

Numbers:

Big Five Cities:

Total age 6-21: 185,188

Other Settings: 11,225

In Separate Settings: 15,105

In Gen Ed <40%: 54,049

In Gen Ed 40-79%: 7,125

In Gen Ed 80% or More: 99,365

Rest of State (public)

Total age 6-21: 208,003

Other Settings: 5,056

In Separate Settings: 8,289

In Gen Ed <40%: 36,610

In Gen Ed 40-79%: 38,899

In Gen Ed 80% or More: 119,356