Archives for April 2016

LDA Legislative News – April 2016

ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Success Unclear The top priority for the chairmen of the House and Senate education committees for the remainder of the year is the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Enacting the comprehensive bipartisan bill in December 2015 was a major accomplishment after several previous attempts had failed over the last eight years.  Now the focus is on ensuring States implement the law as Congress intended, and the U.S. Department of Education clarifies that intent without going beyond the statutory requirements. The negotiated rulemaking process (described in detail in the March issue of LDA Legislative News)… Read More »

Outstanding Educator Recognized by Learning Disabilities Organization

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), a premier source of information, support and advocacy for parents, teachers and individuals, recognized Nancy Hammill of Cherry Hill, NJ as the 2016 Sam Kirk Award recipient at its recent international conference in Orlando.

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LDA takes Action on Flint Crisis

One of the main reasons individuals join LDA is its strong advocacy for the health, safety, and education of children. When LDA learned of the dire situation with the water supply in Flint, Michigan, and the serious effects of high lead levels on children, a workgroup of LDA members sprang into action to support families in that community. Members of the LDA Public Policy Committee and the Professional Advisory Board (PAB) joined together to compose a letter (click here to see the letter) that has been sent to national news media including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the… Read More »

President’s Report to the Board and Delegates Assembly

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LDA Officers and Directors Elected

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Highlights of the LDA Conference in Spectacular Orlando

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Teacher Scholarship Recipient Report: Conference Great, Orlando Great!

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Across the States

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Summer Challenges and Solutions

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IMSE Helps LDA Send a Strong Message on Lead Exposure

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2017 Call for Proposals: LDA 54th Annual International Conference

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Giving Thanks

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LDA Part of New Approach to Preventing Use of Toxic Chemicals

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LDA 2016 Awards

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