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Tell Congress to Stop Cutting Education
Sequestration is a budget cutting process that started this year and will continue for the next nine years. This year, on March 1, 2013, sequestration caused across-the-board cuts, including a cut of $579 million for IDEA special education funding. Tell Congress to stop cutting funding for education.Act Now >
Expand Job Training for People With LD
The Workforce Investment Act is the largest source of federal funding for job training in the United States. But because of the way the act is written, many people with LD are excluded from benefits. Tell your Senator to vote yes to expanding access to job training for people with LD.Act Now >
Tell Congress to Invest in Childhood Literacy
Millions of American children struggle with reading and writing. To help address this critical issue, the Literacy Education for All, Results for the Nation (LEARN) Act invests $2.35 billion in literacy programs for kids of all ages with resources for teacher training, state literacy teams, and innovative approaches to learning. Act Now >
Equal Access to Quality Education Act
At a time when school budgets face cuts from sequestration, this legislation creates a necessary grant program to develop and strengthen high-quality pathways into the teaching profession, especially in high needs schools. Every student, no matter their background, deserves a fully prepared and qualified teacher. Act Now >
Support the Keeping All Students Safe Act
The Keeping All Students Safe Act in both the House and Senate is intended to help reduce the use and abusive practice of secluding and restraining students. NCLD urges you to contact your Representative and Senator to support this important legislation. Act Now >
Support the ABLE Act of 2013
The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2013, also known as the ABLE Act of 2013 (S. 313/H.R. 647), would enable parents to establish an account for their children with disabilities to accrue tax-free savings without risking loss of other vital governmental benefits. NCLD urges you to contact your Representative and Senator to support this important legislation. Act Now >
Support the Safe Schools Improvement Act
The Safe Schools Improvement Act (H.R. 1648/S.506), in both the House and Senate, for the first time establishes a federal definition of bullying and protects students, including students with disabilities. Act Now >
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