Graduate First Project

The Georgia State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG), which is funded through 2017, includes Graduate First, a nationally recognized project that utilizes a data-driven intervention framework developed by the National Dropout Center for Students with Disabilities to successfully address barriers to graduation for students with disabilities.  Developed and implemented during the previous SPDG (2007 – 2012), the project expanded in 2013 when SPDG personnel partnered with colleagues from the Office of School Improvement to implement Graduate First in Focus Schools identified as needing improvement based on performance of students with disabilities.

Kathy Colwell, Graduate First and Success Coach

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