The spending disparities among schools in the same district are often driven by the cost of educating students with disabilities, not by district policies, argues Bruce Baker, a expert in school finance.
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July 08, 2015
The legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan would allow states to reduce their special education spending in more circumstances than currently allowed.
April 21, 2015
Public agencies, including school districts, should avoid filing due process complaints about issues that are currently under investigation by the state, says a recent "Dear Colleague" letter from the Education Department.
March 19, 2015
A study found that official language in special education has gotten harder to read over time.
February 23, 2015
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies ranked states and districts on their suspension rates, based on data reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
December 30, 2014
Zakiyyah McWilliams, the eighth special education administrator the district has had in the past five years, resigned prior to the release of the investigative report.
November 19, 2014
The reports show that students with disabilities are falling far short of their typically developing peers in several areas.
October 17, 2014
New York City is revamping its system to serve more students with disabilities in neighborhood schools, but the road to implementation has been bumpy.
October 06, 2014
The high court, while not promising to hear the case, has asked the Solicitor General's office its opinion on a case related to the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
October 03, 2014
The Peckham district in northern Oklahoma, which enrolls about 100 students in grades K-8, has about 30 students with disabilities and has seen its state ranking plummet to F over two years, based in part on student test scores.