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NCLD Statement Urges Senate to Resolve Concerns Before Voting on DeVos Nomination

Statement by Mimi Corcoran, President & CEO, National Center for Learning Disabilities on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos for U.S. Secretary of Education The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has serious concerns about the commitment of U.S. Secretary of Education nominee, Betsy Devos, to uphold federal civil rights law.  NCLD urges the U.S. Senate to resolve these concerns by … Continue reading NCLD Statement Urges Senate to Resolve Concerns Before Voting on DeVos Nomination

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The Start of the 115th Congress: NCLD Calls for Nominees to Address Students with Learning & Attention Issues, Disabilities

Written by NCLD Policy Team

As the 115th Congress begins its work and we prepare for a new President to take office, there are many changes underway in Washington, DC.  NCLD is monitoring all of them and here are a few things we think you need to know this week: Tuesday, the U.S. Senate will begin holding hearings to determine … Continue reading The Start of the 115th Congress: NCLD Calls for Nominees to Address Students with Learning & Attention Issues, Disabilities

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The College Board Simplifies Accommodations Request Process For SAT and Other Tests

Written by Sheldon Horowitz, Ed.D., Senior Director of Learning Resources & Research

Ask any high school student who has their sights set on college to list the top 3 anxiety-provoking hurdles they face during this time of preparing for transition and you’re likely to hear about grades, cost, and the SAT. For lots of students with identified LD, ADHD and other learning and attention issues, the SAT … Continue reading The College Board Simplifies Accommodations Request Process For SAT and Other Tests

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Newly Introduced RISE Act Helps Ease Transition to College

For more information, be sure to read: NCLD’s summary of the RISE Act; NCLD’s press release; and a summary from Senators Casey, Hatch, and Cassidy; the full text of the bill.   NCLD Led Effort to Raise Awareness of Challenges Facing Postsecondary Students with LD NCLD has frequently heard from parents and college bound students with … Continue reading Newly Introduced RISE Act Helps Ease Transition to College

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