n response to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) release of new guidance packages designed to clarify schools’ obligations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the use of disciplinary practices on students with disabilities, the Center for Learner Equity (CLE) releases a statement.
The Center for Learner Equity partnered with the Camden Education Fund, a non-profit organization in New Jersey dedicated to accelerating progress in Camden’s public school system to publish two case studies.
The Center for Learner Equity (CLE) is pleased to see that the final Charter School Program regulations released by the US Department of Education reflect many of our recommendations.
The month of June is designated as a time to highlight the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had in history. To celebrate Pride Month, CLE launched a social media campaign to share LGBTQ+ resources and to highlight influential disabled LGBTQ advocates.
The Center for Learner Equity concluded its final session of the Accelerating Inclusion Institute on June 2, 2022. In collaboration with the Camden Education Fund, this pilot program was a capacity-building cohort to improve the educational experiences of students with disabilities in Camden, NJ.
The Center for Learner Equity (CLE) has received a three-year, $825,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation (WFF) to support research and the development of coalitions dedicated to improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students with disabilities.
The Center for Learner Equity partnered with CACSA to publish reports exploring policies impacting students with disabilities in Colorado and the experiences of families of students with disabilities navigating educational opportunities within the state.
In April of 1977 Jackson was a participant in a disability rights sit-in led by disability rights advocate Judy Heumann. Along with approximately 150 severely disabled demonstrators, Jackson occupied the San Francisco regional offices of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare for over a month, demanding that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 be enforced.
Claudia Gordon would eventually become first deaf female Black lawyer to graduate from law school and pursued a career centered around helping individuals with disabilities.
Charter School Funding Considerations examines charter schools through the lens of professionals and researchers in the field, providing readers with an overview of operational and funding issues related to these institutions. The Center for Learner Equity co-founders Paul O’Neill and Lauren Morando Rhim have written chapters in the book.