The Center’s Executive Director Lauren Morando Rhim urges Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and the KY General Assembly to include language in proposed Freedom Scholarship legislation to guarantee that schools accepting the scholarships follow IDEA.
The Center is excited to welcome two talented board members to support our work on behalf of students with disabilities.
Victory for the disability advocacy community. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA) prevailed in a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education for Secretary DeVos’ decision to delay implementation of the Equity in IDEA regulations.
The Center hit the ground running in 2019 establishing facts, advocating for policies, sharing best practices, and building coalitions. We cannot do this work alone: partnership and collaboration are critical to achieving our mission.
Happy New Year! As we enter 2019, The Center for Learner Equity is looking forward to continuing our mission-driven work with a renewed sense of urgency and commitment.
The Center for Learner Equity is excited to welcome another talented new staff member to support our work on behalf of students with disabilities. Megan Ohlssen joins The Center for Learner Equity as the inaugural Managing Director of Programs. In this role, she will be responsible for the planning, development, and delivery of The Center for Learner Equity’ services and the management of external programs such as our CMO Network and incubation of new special education collaboratives.
The Center for Learner Equity is excited to welcome another talented new staff member to support our work on behalf of students with disabilities. Chanelle Figueroa joins The Center for Learner Equity as the inaugural Senior Director of Communications. In this role, she will lead the creation and execution of a comprehensive internal and external communications strategy to maximize The Center for Learner Equity’ profile and impact.
Our recently expanded The Center for Learner Equity team came together in early August for their staff retreat in Grafton, VT. We spent our time reflecting on lessons learned from our past year, as well as setting goals and priorities for the upcoming year. We look forward to collaborating with our partners as we address challenging and important issues related to supporting students with diverse learning needs in the charter sector.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, with a purpose of “providing a clear and comprehensive national mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Senior Fellow Paul O’Neill, NJSEC Executive Director Mark Rynone, and Program Specialist Stephanie Lancet attended the National Alliance’s Annual National Charter Schools Conference in Austin, TX.