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Federal Funding Series: Richmond Teacher Residency: Preparing Effective Teachers, Building Strong Communities

Written by NCLD Policy Team

Research shows that teachers are the most important in-school factor for student achievement. And yet many teachers have reported they don’t feel prepared to help students with learning and attention issues. Programs like the Richmond Teacher Residency program (RTR) at Virginia Commonwealth University are proving to be an innovative and effective approach to preparing teachers … Continue reading Federal Funding Series: Richmond Teacher Residency: Preparing Effective Teachers, Building Strong Communities

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IDEA Final Regulations: Aligning IDEA and ESSA to Support Students with Disabilities

Written by NCLD Policy Team

The U.S. Department of Education published final regulations to Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) on June 30, 2017. It’s important to understand what changed and why. When the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed in 2015, it made necessary changes to IDEA, since some ESSA provisions relate … Continue reading IDEA Final Regulations: Aligning IDEA and ESSA to Support Students with Disabilities

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Assessments Under ESSA: Implications & Considerations for High School Students with Disabilities

Equal access and opportunity in education for students with disabilities is the foundation of our civil rights and special education laws. And as laws and policies continually change, these are the principles against which we measure them. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – signed into law in December 2015 – created many new opportunities … Continue reading Assessments Under ESSA: Implications & Considerations for High School Students with Disabilities

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Life with LD: Navigating the Transition to College

The transition from high school to college can be a confusing time for any student. Deciding which school to attend is one of the biggest decisions a student will make. But for students with learning and attention issues, there are some additional hurdles to navigate. NCLD recently released The State of Learning Disabilities: Understanding the … Continue reading Life with LD: Navigating the Transition to College

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