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Federal Funding Series: Mixed Messages: Are Teachers and Research Important?

Written by Angela Lange

Over the last few months, I’ve been closely watching the Supreme Court case, Endrew F. v. Douglas County, holding my breath in anticipation for the court’s decision.  As an elementary school special education teacher, I was thrilled the Court made it clear that the achievement of students with disabilities matters. The case told us that … Continue reading Federal Funding Series: Mixed Messages: Are Teachers and Research Important?

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Federal Funding Series: Bookshare: Investing in Accessibility

Written by NCLD policy team

In 4th grade, Paloma swore off reading. Paloma has dyslexia and even though she loves books, reading was too frustrating to be enjoyable. But when her father found a program called Bookshare, all of that changed. Bookshare provides books in a variety of accessible formats to students with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and visual impairments. … Continue reading Federal Funding Series: Bookshare: Investing in Accessibility

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NCLD Responds to Department of Education’s Request for Comment on IDEA Website

Not long ago, there was a brief shutdown of the U.S. Department of Education’s idea.ed.gov website.  Since then, the Department has restored the website and has posted a notice seeking public comment on how to improve the site. NCLD shared our thoughts on how to improve website, including making it serve as a centralized hub of … Continue reading NCLD Responds to Department of Education’s Request for Comment on IDEA Website

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Trump FY 2018 Budget Proposal: A Threat to Students, Teachers & Quality Public Education

Today, the White House released President Trump’s initial budget proposal for FY 2018. By cutting $9 billion – or 13% – from federal education spending, the Administration’s budget proposal undermines public education and fails to support our nation’s students and teachers. Read a statement by Mimi Corcoran, NCLD CEO & President, on the Administration’s Budget … Continue reading Trump FY 2018 Budget Proposal: A Threat to Students, Teachers & Quality Public Education

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