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.
Throughout the month of February, the Center for Learner Equity will honor Black History Month by highlighting the contributions of Black people in disability rights and inclusion. This week we will spotlight Renaldo Fowler of the Arizona Center for Law Disability.
Executive director and CLE co-founder, Lauren Morando Rhim makes a guest appearance on #FreedomFriday with Christ Stewart and Sharif El-Mekki.
Throughout the course of 10 months, Blount designed her first prototype of what she called an “invalid feeder” utilizing a file, plastic, hammer, ice pick, dishes and boiling water to melt the plastic into a mold. To operate the device, a patient would bite down on a tube to activate a motor and a small amount of food would dispense through a spoon-shaped mouthpiece. Between each delivery of food, the device would automatically shut off to allow the patient time to chew.
Check out local policy manager, Jennifer Coco and Holly Paczack, director of school support as they discuss the release of a new guide that will assist families in identifying and navigating special education services in New Orleans public schools. Part 1 Part 2
Texas districts can require masks in schools after a federal judge ruled Nov. 10 that the ban Governor Greg Abbott put in place in Executive Order GA-38 on July 29 violated the ADA and Section 504.