Policy Updates & Resources

NCLD Introduces the Young Adult Leadership Council

“Nothing About Us Without Us” I find myself saying this countless times as I work on NCLD’s Young Adult initiatives. Too often, important decisions are made for people, not with people. In an effort to change this dynamic, NCLD is bringing together young leaders with learning and attention issues so they can gain knowledge and … Continue reading NCLD Introduces the Young Adult Leadership Council

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July 2019 Policy News Round Up

Written by NCLD Policy Team

This month, while Congress tackled the budget, NCLD released joint principles to guide the SLD evaluation process, and the community hosted a drive to register voters with disabilities and more. See how NCLD worked this month to empower people with disabilities in the dog days of summer. Congress Agrees to Federal BudgetThe Bipartisan Budget Act … Continue reading July 2019 Policy News Round Up

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How Can We Better Serve Low-Performing Students? An Optimist’s View

Written by Ace Parsi, Director of Innovation

The questions never came up. Prior to working at NCLD, I spent more than three years providing direct technical assistance to state policymakers on how to transform their education systems to support deeper learning, 21st century skills, and student-centered learning (largely the same concept with different labels). This work took me across the country, primarily … Continue reading How Can We Better Serve Low-Performing Students? An Optimist’s View

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Voting at the Ballot Box

Give Us the Ballot

Written by Mayowa Omokanwaye

I still remember my first time walking up to the voting booth. I was nearing the end of my third semester at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). I was tired and stressed from the usual grind of getting through the term. Usually, it took some work before I could make things feel “normal” and “simple.” … Continue reading Give Us the Ballot

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