By: Editors, NCLD Team Published Date: February 17, 2012 3:17 PM
Many exciting events are happening in Washington, DC, on education and learning disabilities!
Media On Wednesday, February 15th, The Diane Rehm Show on National Public Radio featured Laura Kaloi, NCLD’s public policy director, with brain research experts on the topic of dyslexia. Listen to the show, “The Dyslexic Brain.”
White House and Capitol Hill On February 22, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EST, NCLD will bring fifteen parents, young adults with LD, and special education experts to the White House to co-host a disability education roundtable. The status and needs of students with disabilities will be discussed with White House and U.S. Department of Education officials. This is in partnership with the Council for Exceptional Children. In order to participate, you must RSVP by completing this web form.
Partnerships NCLD has partnered with The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Education Trust, Council for LaRaza and over 30 other groups to oppose the ESEA reauthorization bills introduced in the House by Chairman John Kline (H.R. 3989/H.R. 3990). The bills discriminate against all disadvantaged students, including students with disabilities, as they rollback accountability for student achievement and allow students to be taken off track to graduate high school with a regular diploma.