The proposed rules relate to mandates within the special education law on how much states and districts must spend on special services each year.
Among the grants is more than $20 million that used to provide technical assistance to parent centers and states.
'Best Kept Secret' explores the postsecondary options available for six youth with severe autism in Newark, N.J.
The Education Department, in outlining more detail for Common Core field test flexibility for schools and districts, outlines some specific points for testing students with individualized education programs.
An appeals court ruled that a students misidentified as needing special education services cannot seek relief under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
The 25-state group decided that read-aloud accommodations for text passages will be limited, for now, to students in middle and high school.
The funding will establish a center at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. that will focus on instructional strategies in reading and math for students with persistent learning struggles.
The state cannot exclude students with disabilities who are 20 and 21 from public schools, according to a federal appeals court.
Though strong research in this area is lacking, studies do show interesting areas that policymakers can explore, according to a report from the federal What Works Clearinghouse.
Most states have already pledged to do away with the tests, which were aimed at students who could not meet grade-level standards despite good instruction.