Policy Updates & Resources

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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Intentionality: The Other Digital Divide

When we hear about the digital divide, we often immediately think about mere access to technology and broadband. Undoubtedly, access remains an important concern. According to the 2012 Pew Report “Digital Differences,” only 62 percent of people in households making less than $30,000 a year used the internet, while 90 percent of those making $50,000–74,999 … Continue reading Intentionality: The Other Digital Divide

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Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, NCLD Is Rolling

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) spent the first four months of 2019 traveling across the country—fighting for equity, organizing advocacy days, and mobilizing parents, students, and advocates. NCLD understands how difficult it can be to advocate for yourself. So we decided to bring advocate academies, parent trainings, and ultimately, Hill Day experiences to … Continue reading Rolling, Rolling, Rolling, NCLD Is Rolling

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