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New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, Held Back More Often Than Others

Written by Meghan Casey, NCLD Policy & Advocacy Associate

The U.S. Department of Education just released new data showing students with learning and attention issues are shut out of gifted and AP programs, held back in grade level and suspended from school at higher rates than other students. This collection of data is known as the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) and includes information … Continue reading New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, Held Back More Often Than Others

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Roadmap to Pre-K RTI: Applying Response to Intervention in Preschool Settings

Written by Mary Ruth Coleman, Ph.D., Froma P. Roth, Ph.D., & Tracey West, Ph.D.

This NCLD report, Roadmap to Pre-K RTI: Applying Response to Intervention in Preschool Settings, provides early childhood experts, policy makers, advocates and others an explanation of how the essential components of RTI—universal screening and progress-monitoring with research-based, tiered interventions—can be applied in preschool settings.

Challenging Change: How Schools and Districts Are Improving the Performance of Special Education Students

Written by Candace Cortiella and Jane Burnette, The Advocacy Institute

This report is dedicated entirely to a review of the activities that schools and districts have undertaken to increase the academic success of their special education students.

Budget Cuts and Special Education

Written by NCLD Policy Team

Under sequestration, Congress cut $2.5 billion from federal education funding in fi­scal year 2013, including $579 million from special education (IDEA Part B). We surveyed more than 1,000 NCLD parents online to see how budget cuts have affected their children’s education.

From the policy blog

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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