The state budget includes $8 million that can be used to help provide vouchers of up to $10,000 for students with disabilities to attend private schools.
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June 20, 2013
May 03, 2013
Schools that enroll students using the publicly-funded vouchers must adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Justice cautions.
February 22, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker proposes spending $21 million over two years on a program that would help families of children with disabilities to pay for private school.
December 31, 2012
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.
November 21, 2012
The state's Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship program has now survived two years of court challenges.
September 14, 2012
National trends show students with disabilities are more likely to stay in traditional public schools as peers leave for charters and private schools, but some states are showing an alternate pattern.
September 10, 2012
A new voucher program in Ohio for students with disabilities has attracted children with learning disabilities in particular.
August 01, 2012
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, rejected the bill, saying it would have meant "an overly broad and ambiguous mandate" to send more students to private schools, burdening taxpayers with "incalculable significant additional costs."
July 09, 2012
The state legislature passed a bill that would require districts to consider students' home environment when deciding on a private school, in addition to students' academic needs.
June 27, 2012
A new Mississippi law gives children with dyslexia the option of using vouchers to attend private schools, or another public school, if the schools have dyslexia-specific instruction. The law, which takes effect next week, was championed by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who has said he struggled wit...