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.
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May 24, 2016
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.
July 08, 2015
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
A bipartisan group of congressional lawmakers introduce a bill that would dramatically increase the federal price tag for special education.
December 23, 2014
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
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
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.