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August 01, 2014

Newark Charter Fund Gives Grant to Help Improve Special Education Capacity

The Newark Charter School Fund, which has partnered with an organization launched by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has given $259,000 to a new organization created to help charter schools diversify their student body.

May 16, 2014

Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case

The state is trying to fight an Education Department decision that it had not put enough money into special education in the 2010-11 school year.

April 30, 2014

House Education Chairman Seeks Special Education Funding Increase

Special education funding has been a big issue in the suburban Minnesota district represented by John Kline, a Republican.

March 24, 2014

Special Education Funding a Priority for House Education Committee Chairman

The federal government currently pays less than 20 percent of the excess costs of educating a student covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

January 16, 2014

Gifted Education, Special Education See Funding Increases in Federal Budget Bill

Supporters in both groups are happy to see more money, but in the case of special education, swings in funding can have unintended consequences, one advocate says.

December 11, 2013

Proposed Budget Deal Seen As 'Positive Step' for Special Education Aid

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.

December 10, 2013

Survey of Special Education Professionals Draws Attention to Budget-Cut Effects

A coalition of education groups has surveyed members who say class sizes are growing and professional development opportunities are decreasing due to fewer state, local, and federal dollars.

November 20, 2013

Philadelphia Parents Flood State With Special Education Complaints

Advocacy organizations are hoping to draw attention to the effect of state funding cuts on the troubled district, which they say are putting students at risk.

October 01, 2013

Ed. Department Seeks Comments on Special Education Funding Rules

The proposed rules relate to mandates within the special education law on how much states and districts must spend on special services each year.

September 26, 2013

Special Ed. Grants Awarded for Data, Parent Assistance, School Climate

Among the grants is more than $20 million that used to provide technical assistance to parent centers and states.

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