Curriculum designed for all learners part of draft NCLB bill

Draft NCLB reauthorization legislation released this summer by a House education committee contains language calling for "universal design for learning," a strategy to create lesson plans flexible enough to accommodate different learning styles and disabilities. "If you can start people thinking about the curriculum as having a disability, instead of the student having a disability, it'll be worth it," said Jeff Diedrich of Michigan's education department, which is working on a similar initiative of its own.

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