Policy Updates & Resources

Parents & Experts Bring Unified Message to Congress

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

 “Your son Johnny is a great kid, but don’t expect that he’ll go to college.” “Your daughter Janie tries so hard, but math is just something she won’t ever be able to learn.” All too often, these are the messages heard by parents of children with disabilities. These parents can often make a long list … Continue reading Parents & Experts Bring Unified Message to Congress

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NCLD Senate Briefing: Raising the Bar for Students with Disabilities

Part of our work at NCLD includes educating Congress about issues that are important to parents of children with learning and attention issues. This week, NCLD is hosting a briefing in the Senate to discuss an important topic: setting high expectations for students with disabilities. If you’re in the Washington, DC area, please join us … Continue reading NCLD Senate Briefing: Raising the Bar for Students with Disabilities

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NCLD and 30 Education Organizations Release Student Data Principles

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

Today, NCLD joins with 31 other education organizations in support of new Student Data Principles. These principles create a framework for educational institutions and anyone who has access to students’ personal information to safeguard that data. Student data may include student attendance, demographics, college-readiness scores, student growth data, and other information. Since the Fall of … Continue reading NCLD and 30 Education Organizations Release Student Data Principles

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ESEA: Examining Testing Requirements

Federal laws – the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) – require that students with disabilities take an annual assessment. Schools, districts, and states are required to report student performance on these tests. This reporting allows parents to see how … Continue reading ESEA: Examining Testing Requirements

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