Since its inception, CLE has worked to implement and enforce the rights of all students with disabilities to a full, meaningful, and equal public education, with a particular emphasis on issues critical to low-income students. CLE pursues this goal through federal and state legislative and administrative advocacy, litigation, as necessary, publications, and provision of technical assistance, including to the extent possible through collaboration with educators, families and their advocates.
- Overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Revised, Nov. 2009)
- NCLB Choice and Disabilities (PDF)
- CLE Recommendations to the U.S. Dept of ED on key issues affecting students with disabilities (Dec. 2008): Implementing Key Title I Provisions to Help Ensure Quality Education for Students with Disabilities (PDF) CLE urges the USED to give high priority to implementation and enforcement of the key school level program provisions of Title I (Sec. 1114, 1115, 1116, 1118) that are designed to ensure a high-quality education for all students, including students with disabilities.
- CLE’s Key Recommendations to Transition Team: Eliminating Use of Modified FAPE for Disciplinary Exclusions (PDF); Including Students with Disabilities in Assessments Using Valid and Multiple Measures (PDF); Eliminating Use of Alternate Assessment Based on Modified Standards for SwDs –the 2% Rule (PDF)