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September 2021 Policy News Round-Up

Budget reconciliations negotiations continue in Congress on major education investments, the Office of Civil Rights investigates potential discrimination of mask mandate bans on students with disabilities, OSERS releases new guidance on the development and implementation of IEPs, the Department of Education sought input on its Learning Agenda, and the Teacher and School LEADERS Act was […]

August 2021 Policy News Round-Up

The infrastructure bill and budget resolution moved forward in Congress,  ED announced the automatic discharge of student loans for certain people with disabilities, the Office of Special Education Programs released data on disability and race, CRDC to collect data for two consecutive years, and ED reiterates IDEA implementation. See how NCLD worked on behalf of […]

What We are Learning from Leading States about the Importance of Equitable Whole-Child Education Policy

Since March 2020, the pandemic and extended periods of distance learning have shined a spotlight on the critical role that schools play in providing for the social, emotional, and health needs of each child, in addition to their academic development. This is especially true for our students with disabilities who experienced challenges accessing critical services […]

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