Policy Updates & Resources

NCLD Report Lays Out Steps to Move “Forward Together” & Better Serve Students

For decades, our education system has failed to serve the 1 in 5 students with learning and attention issues. Data from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) shows that more than 90% of students with learning disabilities are not proficient in reading or math. Students with learning disabilities are more likely to drop out … Continue reading NCLD Report Lays Out Steps to Move “Forward Together” & Better Serve Students

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Intentionality: The Other Digital Divide

When we hear about the digital divide, we often immediately think about mere access to technology and broadband. Undoubtedly, access remains an important concern. According to the 2012 Pew Report “Digital Differences,” only 62 percent of people in households making less than $30,000 a year used the internet, while 90 percent of those making $50,000–74,999 … Continue reading Intentionality: The Other Digital Divide

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Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, NCLD Is Rolling

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) spent the first four months of 2019 traveling across the country—fighting for equity, organizing advocacy days, and mobilizing parents, students, and advocates. NCLD understands how difficult it can be to advocate for yourself. So we decided to bring advocate academies, parent trainings, and ultimately, Hill Day experiences to … Continue reading Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, NCLD Is Rolling

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FY2020 Education Funding Bill Clears First Hurdle

Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education took the first step toward passing the appropriations bill for major education programs in the United States. The legislation would increase funding for special education programs operating under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) by $1 billion and increases funds … Continue reading FY2020 Education Funding Bill Clears First Hurdle

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