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Lia Beatty, Disability Rights Advocate, Speaks Out on College Admissions Scandal

The college admissions cheating scandal is reverberating all across our country. Students with legitimate learning disabilities are feeling the pain more acutely than others. There is widespread fear that the manipulative actions of wealthy parents may jeopardize the ability of students with disabilities to gain access to needed accommodations in the future. NCLD is concerned … Continue reading Lia Beatty, Disability Rights Advocate, Speaks Out on College Admissions Scandal

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Statement from Lindsay Jones, NCLD CEO, on Alleged College Admissions Cheating Scheme

Lindsay Jones, CEO of NCLD: Allegations that a few individuals falsified disability status and sought accommodations must not harm the millions of students with disabilities who really need them. WASHINGTON — The wide-spread college admissions cheating scheme that has recently come to light is incredibly discouraging and does a serious disservice to students who have … Continue reading Statement from Lindsay Jones, NCLD CEO, on Alleged College Admissions Cheating Scheme

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Statement from Lindsay E. Jones, CEO of NCLD, on President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is deeply disappointed in President Trump’s proposed budget for FY 2020, which — similar to the proposals offered in FY 2018 and FY 2019 — would result in deep and harmful cuts to programs that serve our most vulnerable students and improve our nation’s public schools. … Continue reading Statement from Lindsay E. Jones, CEO of NCLD, on President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget Proposal

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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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