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May 24, 2013

House Ed. Committee Chairman Seeks More Special Education Spending

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

Special Education Office Aims to Revise Monitoring Focus

A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.

April 29, 2013

South Carolina Entitled to Hearing on Special Education Funding

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

School Leader Group Proposes Change to Special Education Due Process

The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.

March 25, 2013

State Maintenance of Effort Rule Gets Congressional Tweak

States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.

March 05, 2013

Special Education Advocates Release Public Policy Agenda

The Council for Exceptional Children is promoting an ambitious agenda, but also is paying attention to small-picture bills.

February 27, 2013

Education Secretary Says Special Education To See Cuts Under Sequestration

The across-the-board cuts will have widespread negative effects, according to the Obama administration.

February 25, 2013

New Health Care Act Won't Cover Autism Therapy

Despite lobbying efforts, autism therapy coverage will now depend on state law.

February 07, 2013

Disability Advocacy Coalition Criticizes ESEA Waivers

The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination joins other organizations concerned about waivers to the provisions of No Child Left Behind.

January 25, 2013

Schools Must Accommodate Students With Disabilities in Athletics, Ed. Dept. Says

Education Department guidance reiterates that schools must offer equal opportunities for students with disabilities to participate in extracurricular sports.

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