The National Disability Rights Network believes in the right of all students, including those with disabilities, to an equitable and appropriate education in a safe environment, based on access to the general education curriculum. NDRN seeks to accomplish this goal through federal policy work and through the Protection and Advocacy Network, who enforce our nation's education laws on the state level.
The Latest News on NDRN's Fight for Education Equality...
March 3, 2017
On March 3rd, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) sent a letter to the Senate opposing H.J. Res 57 and S.J. Res 25 to rescind the accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). read NDRN's letter.
February 3, 2017
On Friday, February 3, 2017, NDRN sent a letter to the full House opposing H.J. Res 57 which would rescind the accountability regulations under ESSA. read NDRN's letter.
January 5, 2017
A new President will mean a new Secretary of Education. The impact of the Secretary of Education on people with disabilities cannot be understated. From issues involving education to employment, the decisions of the Secretary have a powerful influence on people with disabilities from birth through adulthood...read NDRN's letter about the vital role the Secretary of Education plays in the lives of students with disabilities.
September 9, 2016
NDRN submitted comments to the Department of Education regarding the NPRM on Title 1, Part B of ESSA. To read NDRN’s comments, go to: Assessment NPRM Title 1 Part B
NDRN sent a letter, signed on by forty-seven P&As, to Secretary King asking for binding guidance on seclusion and restraint. To read NDRN’s letter, go to: P&A Sign on for Seclusion and Restraint Guidance
WASHINGTON – Curt Decker, Executive Director of the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) issued the following statement concerning the Department of Education’s draft regulation under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) governing how schools can distribute federal education funds provided to serve low-income students.
WASHINGTON – The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is very pleased that the Justice Department has continued to pursue action against the state of Georgia alleging that its treatment and segregation of students with disabilities in the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support (GNETS) Program violates Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).