Each year, as part of the NALA Conference & Expo, NALA highlights a charity that is local to the in-person conference. The charity is featured throughout the conference, and attendees are encouraged to make donations in support of the charity. For the 2023 conference, NALA chose to focus on a charity that strives to help schools articulate what they need to provide to ensure that all children receive a high-quality education, the Center for Law and Education (CLE).
The Center for Law and Education (CLE) is a non-profit resource, advocacy, and support organization that is committed to advancing the right of all students to a high-quality public education. Rooted in both civil rights and school reform, CLE addresses systemic school barriers that impede low-income students – disproportionately students of color, English learners, immigrant youth, and students with disabilities – from achieving at high levels. Founded in 1969, CLE engages in legislative and administrative policy advocacy at federal, state, and local levels, and has played a key role in shaping major provisions of the laws and regulations governing federal education programs, including Title I and career and technical education, as well as local and state efforts to better implement them. Over the past six decades, it has also litigated landmark cases that, for example, articulate the right of African American students to equal educational opportunities, ensure students facing disciplinary exclusion have due process rights, and establish the right of students with disabilities, including incarcerated and detained youth, to receive meaningful and appropriate specialized instruction.
Your financial support is tax-deductible and supports all of the efforts of the Center for Law and Education. Any contribution is greatly appreciated.
You can donate here.