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April 26, 2012

D.C. Says Work Will Take Special Education Services to 'Next Level'

Among the work going on now is a review of practices across the district that will take inventory of the very best of these, then share them, something that doesn't always happen in the frenetic pace of a school year.

February 21, 2012

D.C. Will Spend $800,000 for 'Road Map' to High-Quality Special Ed.

Using $800,000 in money it got from the federal Race to the Top competition, the district is hiring the American Institutes of Research to study how students with disabilities are served in public and private schools in the district, identify best practices, and figure out what strategies and approaches can be scaled up in district schools.

February 15, 2012

President's Budget Would Boost Spending for Infants, Toddlers

The president proposes increasing spending under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provides special education programs for infants and toddlers, by $20 million, for a total of $462.7 million.

March 14, 2011

Oklahoma Cited for Issues with Stimulus Money for Special Education

An audit by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General raised some questions about how the state spent some of its federal stimulus money, including special education funds.

July 21, 2010

Special Education and the Stimulus

Here's a recap of some of the stories Education Week has written about special education and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

September 10, 2009

UPDATED: With Harkin's Move, Full Funding for IDEA Gains Momentum

The Iowa senator has long been a champion of full funding for special education.

May 14, 2009

Stimulus Resources, All in One Place

I check these links frequently when writing about special education and the stimulus.

May 14, 2009

Watching Where the Money Goes

A parent advocacy group has created a Web site intended to track special-education stimulus funds.

March 12, 2009

Stimulus Dollars for Professional Development

Get ready for more teacher training, more technology, and perhaps more resources for early intervention programs as school districts start to get their hands on the $12.2 billion allocated by the federal government for special education stimulus funds. There are still a lot of unresolved question...

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