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Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Written by NCLD Policy Team

As more education reform efforts prioritize student voice and choice, it is essential to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to practice agency, especially within personalized learning systems. For this reason, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is proud to release the report, Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for … Continue reading Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Student Voices - A Study of Young Adults With Learning and Attention Issues

Student Voices: A Study of Young Adults With Learning and Attention Issues

Written by NCLD Team

More than 1,200 young adults with learning and attention issues were surveyed to gather firsthand information about factors that had the greatest impact on them during and after their transition from high school. Read about what they say mattered most to them during this time in their lives. Consider how their answers can inform decisions made by parents, educators, employers and society in general. And explore the data gathered as part of this study to better understand ways to help young adults with learning and attention issues navigate toward success.

2014 State of LD

Written by Candace Cortiella - Founder/director of the Advocacy Institute & Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D. - Dir. of LD Resources, NCLD

The updated and expanded third edition of NCLD’s The State of Learning Disabilities report captures data about the 5 percent of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15 percent or more of students with unidentified and unaddressed learning and attention issues.

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Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the High School Graduation Rate

Written by Candace Cortiella - Founder/director of the Advocacy Institute

A high school diploma raises a worker’s average weekly earnings from $471 to $652. A diploma decreases average unemployment from 12.4 percent to 8.3 percent. Graduating from high school opens the doors to college and career success. With facts like these, it’s not difficult to understand why one of our cornerstone goals is to ensure that every child graduates from high school with a regular diploma.

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From the policy blog

Working Together For Education Funding #MakesSense

Written by Griffin Stein | 1 week ago

On Wednesday, July 18th, I joined the Committee for Education Funding (CEF) coalition on Capitol Hill to advocate for greater federal investment in education. Representing NCLD, I met with staffers and other coalition members, from as far away as Colorado and Texas, in support of the #5CentsMakesSense campaign, which calls for increased funding from a … Continue reading Working Together For Education Funding #MakesSense

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