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July 08, 2015

Special Education Bill Offers Flexibility on 'Maintenance of Effort'

The legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan would allow states to reduce their special education spending in more circumstances than currently allowed.

January 27, 2015

Supporters of IDEA 'Full-Funding' Try Again With New Bill

A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers introduce a bill that would dramatically increase the federal price tag for special education.

December 23, 2014

Infant and Toddler Special Education Passed Over for Other Initiatives

Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, intended for infants and toddlers with disabilities, has been basically level-funded while other programs for young children grow.

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.

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