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May 24, 2013

House Ed. Committee Chairman Seeks More Special Education Spending

U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., says the federal government has not come close to meeting the 40 percent of special education spending that it is authorized to pay for.

May 14, 2013

Special Education Office Aims to Revise Monitoring Focus

A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.

April 29, 2013

South Carolina Entitled to Hearing on Special Education Funding

A federal appeals court ruled the the U.S. Department of Education owed the state a hearing before levying a penalty that resulted in the loss of $36 million in federal special education dollars.

April 22, 2013

School Leader Group Proposes Change to Special Education Due Process

The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.

April 05, 2013

Minorities in Special Education: Are They Underrepresented?

Federal policy has been focused on reducing the numbers of minorities enrolled in special education, but some research shows minority students are underenrolled in special programs.

March 25, 2013

State Maintenance of Effort Rule Gets Congressional Tweak

States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.

March 12, 2013

'Critical Friends' Review Districts' Special Ed. Programs

Tacoma, Wash., is among a growing number of districts seeking qualitative feedback on their special education programs from the Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative.

February 27, 2013

Education Secretary Says Special Education To See Cuts Under Sequestration

The across-the-board cuts will have widespread negative effects, according to the Obama administration.

January 07, 2013

Moving On From 'On Special Education'

Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.

December 31, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Backs Parents in Special Ed. Placement

A Colorado district must reimburse the parents for a special education student's enrollment at an out-of-state residential facility, a federal appellate court has ruled.

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