With the Department of Education looking to phase-out 25 more low-performing schools, the City Council is seeking more information about what happened to students at similar schools that closed...The New York Civil Liberties Union requested data on discharges under the state's Freedom of Information Law. For the 2008-2009 school year. It found 2487 discharged students had gone to GED programs. Most were affiliated with the city's Department of Education, but more than 400 went to other GED programs. Another 158 were discharged for reasons relating to pregnancy or parenting. That was out of a total number of 48,000 discharges that year according to Udi Ofer, of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Most of those students had moved out of the city.