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Statement by James Wendorf on Release of the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference Report

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

For Immediate Release

December 1, 2015


Statement by James H. Wendorf, Executive Director Emeritus, National Center for Learning Disabilities on the Release of the Every Student Succeeds Act Conference Report

“On behalf of the 1 in 5 children with learning and attention issues and their families, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) recognizes the historic vote Congress is preparing to cast to replace the No Child Left Behind Act. We urge its swift passage.

This new legislation, the Every Student Succeeds Act, represents a compromise and gives States and school districts an opportunity to tailor their educational systems to meet the needs of their students, including those with disabilities.  With this opportunity comes significant responsibility to close achievement gaps and improve outcomes.

NCLD and our nationwide parent community stand ready to partner with States and school districts to reach these goals and ensure children with learning and attention issues receive the education they deserve.”

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NCLD has also joined three coalitions in issuing statements on the ESSA Conference Report, which include the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Business Civil Rights Coalition, and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

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