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.
Recently in Federal Special Education Policy Category
May 24, 2013
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.
April 22, 2013
The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.
March 25, 2013
States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.
March 05, 2013
The Council for Exceptional Children is promoting an ambitious agenda, but also is paying attention to small-picture bills.
February 27, 2013
The across-the-board cuts will have widespread negative effects, according to the Obama administration.
February 25, 2013
Despite lobbying efforts, autism therapy coverage will now depend on state law.
February 07, 2013
The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination joins other organizations concerned about waivers to the provisions of No Child Left Behind.
January 25, 2013
Education Department guidance reiterates that schools must offer equal opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in extracurricular sports.