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House Offers “AIM Higher” Bill to Revamp Higher Education

Late last year,  Republican members of the House of Representatives introduced the PROSPER Act — a bill to overhaul the Higher Education Act.  NCLD is opposed to this legislation as it does not include the RISE Act and inhibits higher education access for students. This week, Democratic members of the House Education and Workforce Committee … Continue reading House Offers “AIM Higher” Bill to Revamp Higher Education

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Technical Education Gets a Reboot

Written by NCLD Policy Team

Congress just passed a bill that will reauthorize and improve the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Originally written in 1984, the legislation was last updated in 2006 and governs the quality of technical education with a goal of boosting the economy by preparing our nation’s workforce for jobs. Programs funded through the … Continue reading Technical Education Gets a Reboot

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Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

Written by Maria Bucon-Scales and Ace Parsi

One of the challenges students can face within our current education system is being presented with curriculum that they struggle to connect with. Many of our education reform efforts fail because students are disengaged and end up dropping out of a system that does not meet their needs or prepare them for the future. Brain … Continue reading Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

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2018 Summer Intern Series: Meet Griffin Stein

Written by Griffin Stein

I’m very excited to be an NCLD policy intern through the BroadFutures program, which provides mentorship and workplace training. I received a BA in business management from Goucher College while awarded the Presidential Merit Scholarship. This spring, I interned at the Vegetarian Resource Group, a national nonprofit based in Baltimore that provides educational materials and … Continue reading 2018 Summer Intern Series: Meet Griffin Stein

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