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UPDATE: Stimulus Deal, But Waiting for Details

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Congressional leaders have announced a deal on the stimulus, Alyson reports in from the Hill. More to come as we sort out numbers on the school construction and state stabilization funds.

UPDATE: She's also hearing the numbers for school modernization and state stabilization could be a little higher than we previously reported. Apparently, school modernization funding may be the sticking point holding up a final agreement. Lawmakers from both chambers are convening to discuss the bill in a few minutes..stay tuned.

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Any news on section 1413, which permits the secretary of education to waive the supplantation language in the IDEA funding (effectively allowing districts to reduce SPED funding in the amount of the aid)? This was added in the senate version, and some SPED advocates have been sending faxes today to the conference committee asking them to reject this section. It's pretty small potatoes, so I don't expect the mainstream press to cover it.

That's a great question and I wish I could answer it for you. As soon as I have something official on that I'll let you know. Thanks for reading!

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