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June 2019 Policy News Round-Up

RISE Act Reintroduced in the HouseYou’ve already heard that the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act was reintroduced in the Senate last month. This month, a companion bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House bill is currently cosponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8), Rep. Cathy McMorris … Continue reading June 2019 Policy News Round-Up

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Summer learning

Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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May 2019 Policy News Round-Up

  RISE Act Reintroduced in the Senate The Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act was reintroduced in the Senate earlier this month. The RISE Act, which amends the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), has been one of NCLD’s major legislative priorities. The RISE Act focuses on three critical issues to ensure that students with … Continue reading May 2019 Policy News Round-Up

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NCLD Report Lays Out Steps to Move “Forward Together” & Better Serve Students

For decades, our education system has failed to serve the 1 in 5 students with learning and attention issues. Data from the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) shows that more than 90% of students with learning disabilities are not proficient in reading or math. Students with learning disabilities are more likely to drop out … Continue reading NCLD Report Lays Out Steps to Move “Forward Together” & Better Serve Students

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