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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...  

May 24, 2017

Trump Education Budget Asks Students with Disabilities to Give Up Their Civil Rights 

On May 23rd the Trump Administration proposed a budget that guts key programs under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that provide crucial services to schools, such as counselors and after school programs. The budget also slashes Medicaid funds that public school districts rely upon to provide services mandated by law for students with disabilities, such as speech and physical therapy and behavioral support...read more.

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.

February 3, 2017

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

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

Secretary of Education Plays a Vital Role in the Lives of People with Disabilities

 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.

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