We spent a wonderful hour with Ricki Sabia, Senior Policy Advisor of NDSC, and got to hear about the following great topics relating to education:
- Universal Design for Learning – a set of principles for curriculum development that give all individuals equal opportunities to learn.
- Tracking Issues for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) – Ricki and NDSC are tracking a number of issues related to this that affect our children’s education.
- National Center and State Collaborative Wiki – Information on the Common Core Curriculum and Alternative assessments.
- Draft Early Childhood Inclusion Policy from US Department of Education.
Ricki and NDSC are doing tremendous work to ensure our children get the best education possible. When we asked what help she needed from us she said – ‘Advocacy!’ and also responding to ‘action alerts.’
Ricki was a great guest and we enjoyed our time with her. Please provide her and all of our advocacy organizations with your support. These people are getting things done. If you are attending the National Convention in Phoenix at the end of the month, be sure to check out Ricki’s pre-conference session “Advocacy Boot Camp“.
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