The lawmaker was first elected in 1974, and has had a major impact on education policy.
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January 14, 2014
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.
June 07, 2013
The state is considering doing away with rules that limit the number of students in special education that can be in a general education classroom.
May 24, 2013
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
A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.
April 29, 2013
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
The American Association of School Administrators is proposing that an independent consultant be brought in when parents and districts cannot agree.