Policy Updates & Resources

January Policy News Round-Up

A new Congress took office while the government shutdown continued. An effort to reduce restraint and seclusion was rekindled, and two reports – one of hope and one of caution were published. The first month of 2019 has been a lively one in Washington, DC. There’s a new Congress in town and Democrats are preparing … Continue reading January Policy News Round-Up

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New Year, New Congress, Same Fight for Equity and Access

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” — Frederick Douglas We won’t achieve anything as a community unless we ask and advocate for what we need. This month marks the start of the 116th Congress and a new opportunity for NCLD to speak out for the 1 in 5. … Continue reading New Year, New Congress, Same Fight for Equity and Access

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3 Lessons the Phoenix Children’s Museum Taught Me About Personalized Learning

Written by Ace Parsi, Director of Innovation at NCLD

Have you ever had issues you faced in your professional life come crashing directly against your personal beliefs? There are many examples of this throughout history: pacifists who were thrust into carrying out wars and tech executives who wrestled with their lives growing increasingly impersonal. While my profession may be less glamorous—not to say that … Continue reading 3 Lessons the Phoenix Children’s Museum Taught Me About Personalized Learning

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Boy Writing in Book at School

Statement from Lindsay Jones, CEO: NCLD Opposes Recommendation to Rescind Federal School Discipline Guidance

WASHINGTON — The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is deeply troubled by the Federal School Safety Commission report’s failure to provide evidence-based strategies that will protect our children in school. Specifically, we oppose its recommendation to rescind the 2014 school discipline guidance. Research indicates that students of color and students with disabilities are disciplined at … Continue reading Statement from Lindsay Jones, CEO: NCLD Opposes Recommendation to Rescind Federal School Discipline Guidance

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