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Deborah Speece, Ph.D.

Deborah Speece, Ph.D.

Dr. Speece is a former Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. Deborah L. Speece came to VCU from the University of Maryland College of Education, where she was a professor of special education. She also served as the Commissioner of the National Center for Special Education Research at the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, where she was responsible for the national research agenda for special education. Her work is published in the leading journals in special education and educational psychology. She received the Special Education Field Leadership award from the University of Kansas. Interests: Students at risk for reading failure and includes studies on classification of children with learning disabilities and response to intervention.

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Judge Kavanaugh Doesn’t Address Disability, But Advocates Speak at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 1 week ago

Two weeks ago, President and CEO Mimi Corcoran of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) urged Senators to question Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, on his positions on issues impacting students and people with disabilities. Last week, Senators finally got their chance to illicit clarification on his beliefs in an open forum during … Continue reading Judge Kavanaugh Doesn’t Address Disability, But Advocates Speak at Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

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