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November 07, 2017

Arizona Misallocated Millions in Federal Special Education Funds

A federal audit found that Arizona wrongly distributed some federal special education funds, and the state wants districts that received more money than they should have to be held harmless.

October 10, 2017

Providing Special Education in a Time of Disaster

The U.S. Department of Education says that it wants to provide flexibility and support for schools and districts struggling to recover. That could include financial relief for states that request it.

September 18, 2017

DeVos Says Federal IDEA Mandates 'Piled On,' Don't Match Funding

In an exclusive interview with Education Week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that Congress has not funded the special education law at the level it committed to back when the legislation passed.

July 11, 2017

Special Educators Head to Capitol Hill With 'Sense of Urgency'

Members of the Council for Exceptional Children and the Council for Administrators of Special Education want Congress to preserve Medicaid and allocate more money for special education and gifted education.

March 16, 2017

Special Education Funding Maintained in Trump Administration Budget Blueprint

Special education funding would hold steady under the Trump administration's budget blueprint released Thursday, but the document includes no information about some other disability programs.

January 18, 2017

Betsy DeVos Faces Sharp Questioning on Special Education Policy

The nominee for education secretary appeared to stumble during her confirmation hearing as senators pushed on whether she would adhere to the protections of special education law and policy.

September 20, 2016

How Much Does Special Education Cost in Michigan? No One Really Knows

Michigan Radio recently reported on the challenge of figuring out just what a state spends to educate its students with disabilities.

May 24, 2016

Special Education Costs Drive School Funding Disparities, Researcher Says

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.

February 09, 2016

Preschool Special Education Would Get Small Boost Under Federal Budget Plan

Although federal special education spending for school-aged children would hold steady, much-smaller programs for younger children would see a small boost under the presidents

December 17, 2015

Federal Special Education Spending Increase Would Touch All Ages

The proposed federal spending bill released Wednesday would provide more money for students with disabilities from infancy through age 21.

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