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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.

October 19, 2015

Special Education Spending Flexibility Focus of GAO Report

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

Rep. John Kline to Retire; Lawmaker Supported Increased IDEA Funding

Kline, a Republican from Minnesota, has been the top Republican on the House Education Committee since 2009.

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.

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