Press Release - February 24, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education published a proposed rule that is intended to clarify how racial disproportionality in special education is measured. The proposed rule is a positive step toward resolving the serious and complex problems at the state and local level that cause great harm to students with disabilities.
Press Release - January 27, 2016
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to President Obama’s statement about the unnecessary use of solitary confinement in our nation’s prisons, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) issued the following statement:
Press Release - January 6, 2016
WASHINGTON – The National Disability Rights Network’s Executive Director, Curt Decker, issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s executive action to reduce gun violence:
Press Release - December 16, 2015
The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is pleased to announce an agreement with the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Press Release - October 21, 2015
WASHINGTON – The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is pleased to announce it has been awarded more than $12 million in grants and contracts over the next 5 years to provide training and technical assistance to the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system.
Press Release - October 6, 2015
Washington - Last week, Senators Chuck Grassley and Richard Durbin introduced the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) Executive Director Curt Decker issued the following statement: “The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act has a number of positive implications for individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities compose a disproportionate percentage of the jail and prison population nationally, yet their needs often go unmet..
Press Release - September 30, 2015
Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave a speech about the Administration's plans for education policy. In that speech he stated
“If our states and localities took just half the people convicted of nonviolent crimes and found paths for them other than incarceration, they would save upwards of $15 billion a year.” Those funds could then be reinvested “… into paying the teachers who are working in our highest-need schools and communities – they could provide a 50 percent average salary increase to every single one of them.” The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) strongly supports Secretary Duncan’s proposal.
Press Release - August 25, 2015
Washington, DC — This week the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) joins human and civil rights advocates from around the country to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the catastrophic storm that swept through the gulf coast the week of August 27 – 29, 2005.
Press Release - June 24, 2015
WASHINGTON – The National Disability Rights Network issued the following statement after today’s introduction of the Voting Rights Advancement Act by Senators Patrick Leahy, Dick Durbin, and Chris Coons and Representatives John Lewis, Terri Sewell, Linda Sanchez and Judy Chu:
Press Release - June 10, 2015
Washington, DC —Children with disabilities are disproportionately placed in the juvenile justice system, receive inadequate treatment and are denied educational opportunities, the National Disability Rights Network asserted in a report released today.