Policy Updates & Resources

Don’t Stop at Inclusion: Identifying Learning Challenges in Early Education

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

Just last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the U.S. Department of Education, shared a draft policy statement and asked for feedback from the public. The topic of the paper was one that is fundamental to the education of students with disabilities – inclusion in general education programs and recommendations … Continue reading Don’t Stop at Inclusion: Identifying Learning Challenges in Early Education

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The Every Child Achieves Act and What it Means for Our Students

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy, Research & Advocacy Associate

Just a few weeks ago, the Senate HELP committee debated and passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (or No Child Left Behind). The bill must still be considered by the entire Senate as well the House before it becomes law. However, it seems like this process … Continue reading The Every Child Achieves Act and What it Means for Our Students

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NCLD Recap: Senate HELP Committee Markup of ESEA

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy Research & Advocacy Associate

This week, the Senate HELP Committee considered and debated the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015, which would replace the current law, No Child Left Behind Act. Over the course of these few days—during what is called the “markup”—senators offered more than 50 amendments to expand, improve or change the bill. Over the course of … Continue reading NCLD Recap: Senate HELP Committee Markup of ESEA

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Support Senator Cassidy’s #2 Amendment to Strengthen Literacy Programs for Students with Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities – TODAY!

Senator Cassidy continues to lead the effort for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities in today’s Senate Education Committee debate.  But he needs our help – now! Please call, tweet, and send a Facebook message to your Senator ASAP! Here are talking points for your call: I urge Senator [name] to vote for Cassidy Title II … Continue reading Support Senator Cassidy’s #2 Amendment to Strengthen Literacy Programs for Students with Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities – TODAY!

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