The Democrat from Iowa has been instrumental in several laws related to education and employment of people with disabilities over his 40 years in Congress.
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Public health experts are suggesting that for some low-income families, the Supplemental Security Income program is replacing the cash benefits that were cut by 90s-era welfare reform efforts.
December 11, 2013
Advocates say the bipartisan budget accord reached by congressional negotiators to roll back sequestration cuts is a good move, but want to keep the pressure on lawmakers.
August 23, 2013
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.
August 20, 2013
Moving a student with disabilities to a more-restrictive setting to address bullying may violate special education law, a U.S. Department of Education guidance letter says.
August 06, 2013
The reports on state performance in special education will shift to a system that measures "things that really matter," says Melody Musgrove, the director of the office of special education programs.
July 22, 2013
The so-called "2 percent" tests prevent some special education students from accessing grade-level content, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities argues.
May 24, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., says the federal government has not come close to meeting the 40 percent of special education spending that it is authorized to pay for.
May 14, 2013
A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.
April 29, 2013
A federal appeals court ruled the the U.S. Department of Education owed the state a hearing before levying a penalty that resulted in the loss of $36 million in federal special education dollars.