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NCLD Announces 2021 Federal Policy Agenda For 117th Congress

WASHINGTON – January 12, 2021 – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) released its 2021 federal policy agenda detailing the most critical issues the Biden Administration and 117th Congress should focus on due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our education system. This public health crisis shed light on the longstanding access […]

Congress Passes FY21 Funding Bill that Includes COVID-19 Relief

With hours to spare before a potential government shutdown, Congress has passed a bill to fund the government for the remainder of the 2021 fiscal year (which ends in September 2021). Members of Congress agreed to modest increases in critical education programs such as Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (+$227 million for […]

NCLD Speaks out: Concerns about potential nomination of former NEA President for Secretary of Education (Updated)

On Thursday, December 10th, NCLD joined several disability organizations to express concern after media outlets suggested that Lily Eskelsen Garcia, former National Education Association (NEA) president, might potentially be the nominee for Secretary of Education under President-Elect Biden. NCLD and other members of the disability community outlined in this letter our concerns about the problematic […]

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Tell your Members of Congress: Oppose IDEA Waivers!

We need your help to protect students with disabilities and their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) during the COVID-19 outbreak!

The CARES Act directed the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to provide Congress (within 30 days) with a list of the waivers she is requesting under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). If granted by Congress, these waivers would free states and school districts from their legal obligations, such as designing and implementing individualized education plans (IEPs), collaborating with parents, and providing equal educational access to students with disabilities.

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