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Competency-Based Education and Students With Learning and Attention Issues

Written by NCLD Editors

We’ve created an infographic and detailed policy recommendations to help policymakers, school leaders and other educators consider the unique needs of students with learning and attention issues when designing and implementing systems like Competency Based Education.

New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, Held Back More Often Than Others

Written by Meghan Casey, NCLD Policy & Advocacy Associate

The U.S. Department of Education just released new data showing students with learning and attention issues are shut out of gifted and AP programs, held back in grade level and suspended from school at higher rates than other students. This collection of data is known as the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) and includes information … Continue reading New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, Held Back More Often Than Others

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Roadmap to Pre-K RTI: Applying Response to Intervention in Preschool Settings

Written by Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D., Froma P. Roth, Ph.D., & Tracey West, Ph.D.

This NCLD report, Roadmap to Pre-K RTI: Applying Response to Intervention in Preschool Settings, provides early childhood experts, policy makers, advocates and others an explanation of how the essential components of RTI—universal screening and progress-monitoring with research-based, tiered interventions—can be applied in preschool settings.

Challenging Change: How Schools and Districts Are Improving the Performance of Special Education Students

Written by Candace Cortiella and Jane Burnette, The Advocacy Institute

This report is dedicated entirely to a review of the activities that schools and districts have undertaken to increase the academic success of their special education students.

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To Students with Learning Disabilities

Written by Michaela Hearst, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 3 days ago

I encourage those with learning disabilities to ask themselves this: What would you say to your younger self? What sort of advice would you give yourself?

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