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Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

WASHINGTON–For years, countless children with disabilities in Texas have been denied services they are guaranteed by law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Yesterday’s findings from the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) confirm the serious and systemic failure to serve children under IDEA that has taken place … Continue reading Statement from Mimi Corcoran on U.S. Department of Education Investigation into Denial of Special Education for Thousands in Texas

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Denver Broncos Player Garett Bolles Supports the 1 in 5 for My Cause My Cleats

On Sunday, December 3rd, Denver Broncos player Garett Bolles took the field against the Miami Dolphins. Bolles brought a little more to the field in week 13 than he would on a regular Sunday, wearing his heart on his cleats. As part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative, Bolles and many of his … Continue reading Denver Broncos Player Garett Bolles Supports the 1 in 5 for My Cause My Cleats

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Statement from Mimi Corcoran on the Nomination of Johnny Collett as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

For Immediate Release November 15, 2017 Washington, DC – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is pleased to support the nomination of Johnny Collett as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). NCLD urges the Senate to move forward with the confirmation process and … Continue reading Statement from Mimi Corcoran on the Nomination of Johnny Collett as Assistant Secretary of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

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When Streamlining Ed Policy, Engage Parents First

Written by Mimi Corcoran, President & CEO

Parents and teachers are understandably on edge. The Education Department is in the midst of reviewing every regulation and policy document it has ever issued so it can decide which ones should be modified and which ones should be scrapped. This month nearly 600 guidance documents — including 72 relating to kids with disabilities — … Continue reading When Streamlining Ed Policy, Engage Parents First

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