Policy Updates & Resources

The Every Child Achieves Act: What’s Happening in the Senate

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

On July 16, 2015, the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves with a truly bipartisan vote of 81-17. This is the first time since 2001 (when they passed No Child Left Behind) that the Senate has been able to build consensus on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. How did we get here? Over the … Continue reading The Every Child Achieves Act: What’s Happening in the Senate

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As Every Child Achieves Act Debated by Full Senate, Not Too Late to Strengthen It

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

Today, the Senate begins debate on the Every Child Achieves Act, which would reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, also known as No Child Left Behind). The National Center for Learning Disabilities, on behalf of the 1 in 5 children with learning and attention issues, is excited about the creation of a new … Continue reading As Every Child Achieves Act Debated by Full Senate, Not Too Late to Strengthen It

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Self-Advocacy: 5 Tips from a Student

Written by Dessie Weigel, Public Policy & Advocacy Intern

Approaching a teacher and telling him or her that you have a hard time reading or spelling can be terrifying. Asking the teacher to give you things that other students don’t get, such as extra time, is daunting. If I could go back and change one thing about my educational experience it would be my … Continue reading Self-Advocacy: 5 Tips from a Student

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Personalized Learning – Part 2: Three Ways the Brooklyn Lab Charter School is Personalizing Learning for All Students

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

NCLD’s policy team had the opportunity to visit the Brooklyn Lab Charter School in New York City. We sat down with educators and school leaders there to learn more about the innovative work they are doing and the personalized learning environment they’ve created for their middle school students. We left Brooklyn Lab with a deeper … Continue reading Personalized Learning – Part 2: Three Ways the Brooklyn Lab Charter School is Personalizing Learning for All Students

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