Stay up to date with all the latest news coming out of Washington, D.C. around the COVID-19 crisis.

House Appropriations Committee Advances Education Funding Bill

The Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS-ED) appropriations bill was marked up and approved on 33 to 25 votes by the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee on July 15. The LHHS-ED funding bill increases Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding by $55.2 billion overall, and provides substantial increases to special education programs.  […]

June 2021 Policy News Round-Up

States’ plans for spending federal relief funds were released, legislation to address school climate and student wellbeing was introduced, and LD advocates and allies came together for a Day of Action. See how NCLD worked on behalf of students with disabilities this month.  The Department of Education (ED) Releases State Elementary and Secondary School Emergency […]

NCLD’s Recommendations for Education Recovery Fund Investments

The COVID-19 pandemic has posed unique challenges for students across the country, especially students with disabilities. To support schools across the country with getting students back into classrooms and making up for lost instructional time, Congress passed a relief package that included more than $125 billion in federal aid to districts and schools. States and […]

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