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Join NCLD’s Policy Team for a Conversation About No Child Left Behind

Written by Lyn Pollard, Parent Advocacy Manager | February 9, 2015

When I began my journey as a parent advocate for my two children with learning and attention issues, my first focus was on my child’s school. I found helpful resources like LD.org and now Understood.org and used what I learned to ask for help for my children.

But I soon began to realize that the issues my children were facing at school every day were bigger. I realized they were directly related to how our federal laws are developed and ultimately implemented by my child’s school. I knew that by changing the laws, I would also be changing schools and classrooms for all kids.

Right now, there is a very important conversation happening about the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind (ESEA/NCLB). I am so glad to be part of it. I believe all parents should be equipped to be effective advocates. The reauthorization of ESEA/NCLB is an excellent opportunity for parents to get involved in a real and meaningful way.

The issues in this conversation will directly impact children like yours and mine. They include:

  • Whether our children will be able to graduate with a regular diploma
  • Whether they will have access to safe, positive and personalized learning environments, and
  • How standardized test results will be used when it comes to getting them access to AP classes and higher education

You can and should be part of this conversation on our nation’s educational system. Please join me and the NCLD Policy and Advocacy team for a conference call about ESEA/NCLB next week, Thursday, February 12, 2015, where we will discuss these issues and how they impact students with learning and attention issues.

Here’s the conference call information:

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 12-1pm EST
  • RSVP by Wednesday, February 11th to mcasey@ncld.org to receive the dial-in codes

We’ll give you the background you need on the call to participate. But to learn more, I recently shared this overview of ESEA/NCLB with my friends, colleagues and family members to help them understand the potential impact on my children and others like them. I urge you to read, download and share this helpful tool with parents and educators you know.

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