Policy Updates & Resources

Federal School Safety Commission Recommends Throwing Out Discipline Guidance

Since 2014, schools have been relying upon guidance jointly issued by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice to help fight bias in school discipline practices. The guidance acknowledged a simple fact: students of color and students with disabilities are disciplined at higher rates and with harsher practices than their white … Continue reading Federal School Safety Commission Recommends Throwing Out Discipline Guidance

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Garett Bolles of Denver Broncos Supports NCLD & Kids with Learning Disabilities through My Cause My Cleats

Garett Bolles, offensive tackle for the Denver Broncos, played his most recent game against the Cincinnati Bengals on December 2nd sporting bright orange cleats. In addition to their striking color, Bolles designed them to show his continuing support for individuals with learning disabilities and the work of NCLD as part of the NFL’s My Cause … Continue reading Garett Bolles of Denver Broncos Supports NCLD & Kids with Learning Disabilities through My Cause My Cleats

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Two Bills Supported by NCLD Receive Renewed Interest

The 115th Congress is coming to an end in December and members of Congress are thinking about which issues they want to work on in  the next session, which begins in January 2019. So far, we’ve seen an increased interest in two bills that NCLD has supported from advocates and the media recently and it’s … Continue reading Two Bills Supported by NCLD Receive Renewed Interest

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What the 2018 Congressional Elections Mean for Students with Disabilities

With most of the 2018 races decided, we are looking ahead to see what the new Congress will do in 2019 to improve the lives of students with disabilities. Democrats will gain at least 37 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and will be in power of the chamber come January. The Senate will … Continue reading What the 2018 Congressional Elections Mean for Students with Disabilities

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