CCD Updates

 

 

Both the House and the Senate have passed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act.  The reauthorization of the Elementary Secondary Education Act (ESEA) passed the House in the Student Success Act by a slim margin, and the Every Child Achievement Act passed the Senate by a large majority.   Both bills continue accountability measures and grant more flexibility to the states in how the accountability measures look in each state, however, there is likely to be disagreement during conference over many of the parts of each bill.  The next step is for the House and Senate to come to an agreement regarding a final bill that would then go to the President for his signature.  See more below.

 

 

ESSA: Notice of Proposed Rule Making and State Plans

 

CCD Recommendations on Perkins Reauthorization

 

CCD Response to ESSA Recommendations – August 1, 2016

 

Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Click here to read the background and summary of congressional activity regarding this act.  We have outlined actions for you to take to support these measures.

 

Letter from CCD to Secretary Duncan regarding the 2% Change:

2% Change -Thank you

 

 

Other recent work of CCD includes:

1.  Education Task Force
CCD ECAA Floor amendment
We write on behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which advocates on behalf of the nearly six million students with disabilities. As you begin the important work to discuss and debate the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) this week, CCD offers the following recommendations regarding several amendments that may come forward.
(July 9,  2015)Download [ PDF

2. Education Task Force
CCD Letter on ECAA to Alexander-Murray
On behalf of the undersigned organizations that are part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we thank you for your leadership and dedication to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(July 9,  2015)Download [ PDF

3. Education Task Force
CCD Letter on Scott Substitute to Student Success Act
On behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to thank you for your unequivocal support for the potential of every student with a disability.
(July 8,  2015)Download [ PDF

4. Education Task Force
CCD Letter to House of Representatives on Student Success Act
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to voice our significant concerns regarding The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and to urge you not to support the bill as currently written.
(July 8,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

5. Education Task Force
CCD thank you letter to Senator Bob Casey
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the nearly six million students with disabilities who receive special education services across the country, we write to extend our most sincere appreciation for your work during the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee mark-up of the of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).
(May 28,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

6. Education Task Force
CCD thank you letter to Senator Chris Murphy
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the nearly six million students with disabilities who receive special education services across the country, we write to extend our most sincere appreciation for your work during the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee mark-up of the of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).
(May 28,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

7. Education Task Force
CCD thank you letter to Senator Johnny Isakson
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the nearly six million students with disabilities who receive special education services across the country, we write to extend our sincere appreciation for your work during the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee mark-up of the of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).
(May 28,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

8. Education Task Force
CCD Letter to House of Representatives urging Members to not support the HR 5 as currently written
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to voice our significant concerns regarding The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and to urge you not to support the bill as currently written.
(February 25,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

9. Education Task Force
CCD Education letter to House Education Committee in opposition to HR 5, a bill to reauthorize the ESEA
We write on behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to oppose the Student Success Act of 2015 amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 10,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

10. Education Task Force
CCD Ed TF proposed teacher prep regulations letter
The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writes to respond to the Department of Education’s proposed regulations regarding teacher preparation issues that were published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2014.
(February 2,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

11. Education Task Force
Education Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

12. Education Task Force
Principles for the reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Students with disabilities have benefitted greatly from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) because the law requires their academic achievement to be measured and reported.
(January 9,  2015)Download [ PDF ]

 

 

For further information about previous work of CCD, see below:

    1.  CCD Response to the President’s FY 2014 Budget Request more

    2.   CCD Miller ESEA Sub Amendment Cochair letter (July 17, 2013) a statement provided by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. more…

    3. CCD Regulation Letter: RE: Elementary and Secondary Education Act 2% Regulatiobn (July 16, 2013) a statement provided by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. more…

    4. Letter from Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities on Student Success Act (June 14, 2013) a statement provided by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. more…

    5. Education Task Force Letter on the Strengthening America’s Schools Act (June 10, 2013) a statement provided by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. more…

    6. Principles for the Reauthorization of ESEA, a statement provided by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. more…

    7. Principles for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a statement provided by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities. more…

    8. Learning Disabilities Roundtable: Seeking Common Ground: Priority Issues. Submitted by The Council for Learning Disabilities in response to the white papers presented at the LD Summit in August 2001.  more…

    9. Response to “Rethinking Special Education.” Submitted by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.  more…