Policy Updates & Resources

A Tale of Two Schools: Inclusive Culture Created With Purpose

It can be difficult to educate students with disabilities in an innovative and effective way. But NCLD recently visited two very different schools that were doing just that. These schools serve two very different populations, in two different parts of the country. We found an important commonality, though: an inclusive culture that was created with … Continue reading A Tale of Two Schools: Inclusive Culture Created With Purpose

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Significant Disproportionality: What Happens Now?

There is finally some good news on the significant disproportionality front: The U.S. Department of Education’s delay of the 2016 Equity in IDEA regulations has been found to be illegal. The long history of Equity in IDEA regulations Issued in 2016, the Equity in IDEA regulations aimed to help schools systematically address disparities that exist … Continue reading Significant Disproportionality: What Happens Now?

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March 2019 Policy News Round-Up — Higher Education Policy Changes Take Center Stage

Students With Disabilities May Be Collateral Damage in College Admissions Scandal Earlier this month, Americans were made aware of a number of wealthy families allegedly abusing the college admissions process by faking disabilities, cheating on admissions tests, and bribing college officials. The alleged scheme is incredibly discouraging and does a serious disservice to students who … Continue reading March 2019 Policy News Round-Up — Higher Education Policy Changes Take Center Stage

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The Skills We Neglect and Why We Can’t Afford To

Written by Ace Parsi

Photo Courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action. High school students often have skewed visions of what college demands. I still vividly remember visiting my friend, Nick, after my first semester of college. Nick, who was a high school senior at the time, had a burning … Continue reading The Skills We Neglect and Why We Can’t Afford To

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