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ESEA Must Benefit Students with Disabilities

Congress is currently fine tuning the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), a major piece of legislation that impacts the education of students across the nation. NDRN is working to ensure the bill includes strong provisions that benefit students with disabilities but we need your help.

Please join us in our fight! Contact your Representative and Senators.


Learn more about why ESEA is so important for kids with disabilities

ESEA Conference Letter - November 6, 2015

On October 8, NDRN attended a round table convened by Secretary Duncan, Deputy Secretary King and Senators Booker, Murphy and Warren which discussed the crucial role of accountability in ESEA.  To read NDRN’s thank you letter regarding the event, please go to [NDRN Roundtable thank you letter]

NDRN submits comments on the Head Start Performance Stand - October 1, 2015

NDRN sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives following the handcuffing of a eight year old student urging the support of H.R. 927, the Keeping all Students Safe Act. - August 6, 2015

NDRN letter opposing passage of the Every Child Achieves Act, S. 1177 - July 16, 2015

NDRN letter in opposition to the Salmon Amendment #129 - July 8, 2015

NDRN letter in support of the Democratic Substitute - July 8, 2015

NDRN letter to the full House opposing H.R. 5 - July 8, 2015

NDRN letter to the full Senate on the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) - July 2, 1015

NDRN joined a number of civil rights groups in opposition to anti-testing efforts that are discouraging students from taking standardized tests and subverting the validity of data about educational outcomes - May 7, 2015

NDRN letter to Chairman Alexander on the passage of ECCA out of the Senate HELP committee - April 23, 2015

NDRN thanks Senator Murray for her leadership during markup of ECAA - April 21, 2015

NDRN statement on the unanimous passage of the Every Child Achieves Act out of the Senate HELP Committee - April 17, 2015

NDRN letter to the HELP Committee on the Every Child Achieves Act - April 13, 2015

NDRN letter opposing Senator Cassidy amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act - April 13, 2015

NDRN letter opposing The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) - February 24, 2015

NDRN letter of support for Representative Bobby Scott’s Substitute to The Student Success Act. - February 24, 2015

Education Resources

Education Collaboration

NDRN & NASDSE Collaboration Survey Results

         Monday Webcast: Collaborating with your Protection and Advocacy - System
         Monday March 16, 2015

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  • Webcast: Collaborating with Your State Director of Special Education Webcast - Thursday February 26, 2015

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  • Handbook on Collaboration between Parent Centers and Protection and Advocacy Agencies

    This handbook serves as a blueprint on collaboration between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act funded parent training and information centers (PTIs) and community parent resource centers (CPRCs) and the protection and advocacy (P&A) and client assistance (CAP) programs funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The handbook includes examples of memoranda of understanding (MOU) that projects can use to develop their own MOUs.



    Advocating For the Rights of Students with Diabetes (11/14/2011)

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