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The New Education Law: 6 Things to Know

Written by NCLD Public Policy & Advocacy Team | December 18, 2015

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed into law a new education law that takes the place of No Child Left Behind.  This new law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – is the nation’s largest education law and will impact every public school.  Here are six important things for parents to know about ESSA: […]

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National Center for Learning Disabilities Calls New Education Law Opportunity to Close Achievement Gaps

Written by NCLD Public Policy & Advocacy Team | December 18, 2015

On December 9, 2015, the National Center for Learning Disabilities issued the following statement upon Senate passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference Report and in anticipation of President Obama signing the legislation into law: The National Center for Learning Disabilities is hailing the Every Student Succeeds Act, passed by the Senate today and […]

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NCLD & Disability Leaders Meet with NEA, Respond to Offensive Statement on Students with Disabilities

Written by NCLD Public Policy & Advocacy Team | December 2, 2015

December 1, 2015 This morning, representatives from the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the Association of University Centers on Disability and the National Center for Learning Disabilities spoke with Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President of the National Education Association, about comments made by her at the October 2015 Campaign for […]

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Accountability: Then and Now

Written by NCLD Policy Team | November 4, 2015

Recently, we shared 5 Ways School Accountability Supports Student Success, and now we look at accountability from the past, present and future perspectives.     Looking back: An unfortunate past Before No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (the latest version of ESEA – the nation’s largest education law) was passed in 2001, there was no reliable way […]

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