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graduation hatFor the third year in row, federal officials say that the graduation rate for the nation’s students with disabilities is on the rise.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The hard work of teachers, administrators, students and their families has made these gains possible and as a result many more students will have a better chance of going to college, getting a good job, owning their own home and supporting a family.”

Among students with disabilities, graduation rates varied markedly by state with a high of over 83 percent graduating in Arkansas and a low of 27.6 percent in Nevada, though the Education Department has indicated that reporting differences from state to state play a role in the variation.