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.
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September 18, 2017
July 11, 2017
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 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
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
Michigan Radio recently reported on the challenge of figuring out just what a state spends to educate its students with disabilities.
May 24, 2016
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
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
The proposed federal spending bill released Wednesday would provide more money for students with disabilities from infancy through age 21.
October 19, 2015
The "maintenance of effort" provisions built into the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are hampering innovation, says the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
September 03, 2015
Kline, a Republican from Minnesota, has been the top Republican on the House Education Committee since 2009.