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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...  

September 11, 2017

Public Comments to OSERS regarding the Department’s Evaluation of Existing Regulations and Guidance

On September 11, NDRN delivered public comments to the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education regarding the Department’s evaluation of existing regulations and guidance

September 11, 2017

NDRN comments on Paperwork Reduction Act submissions concerning the Part B Application and IDEA reporting

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) comments submitted in response to two Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) submissions concerning the Part B application and state and local educational agency record and reporting requirements under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Both submissions address disproportionality in special education

September 8, 2017

NDRN letter of opposition to New York State Education Department’s proposed waiver request regarding students with disabilities in the state’s ESSA State Plan.

NDRN calls upon the New York State Education Department to withdraw its proposed waiver request regarding students with disabilities in the state’s proposed plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) because its inclusion violates federal law.

August 24, 2017

Public Comments to the National Council on Disability Charter Schools & Vouchers

On August 24th NDRN delivered public comments at the National Council on Disability’s quarterly meeting on Charter Schools and Vouchers.

August 21, 2017

NDRN and ACLU Call on Department of Education to Collect Better Data on Students Placed in Private Schools

NDRN and the ACLU both expressed concern that while the Department agreed to study the issue, it did not make the changes necessary to begin data collection on the experiences of students in non-public schools.

July 13, 2017

Coalition letter to Secretary DeVos in Support of Department of Education Title IX Guidance on Sex Discrimination  

NDRN joined 39 other organizations on a letter to Secretary DeVos in support of existing U.S. Department of Education policy guidance clarifying schools’ responsibility to prevent and address sex discrimination under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.

March 3, 2017

The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) writes in opposition of H.J. Res 57 (Senate)

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.

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