An outdated formula for allocating federal money is leading to what may be unintended funding disparities, according to a recent policy brief from the New America Foundation.
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June 27, 2014
June 18, 2014
Only a fraction of districts are using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act money to address disparities in special education, though such disparities are widespread, Education Department data says.
May 27, 2014
A more restrictive version of a bill allowing individualized education program, or IEP, teams to create graduation and grade promotion decisions goes to the state Senate on Wednesday.
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.
March 24, 2014
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 14, 2014
The lawmaker was first elected in 1974, and has had a major impact on education policy.
October 29, 2013
Variability in state policy makes it difficult to compare states to one another, according to a report from the Institute of Education Sciences.
August 29, 2013
The state cannot exclude students with disabilities who are 20 and 21 from public schools, according to a federal appeals court.
August 20, 2013
Moving a student with disabilities to a more-restrictive setting to address bullying may violate special education law, a U.S. Department of Education guidance letter says.
June 19, 2013
In a letter to schools, districts and states, the Education Department notes that special education law requires that blind and visually impaired students should be taught Braille unless an IEP team deems such instruction inappropriate.