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December 18, 2014

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.

December 10, 2014

Eighteen States Win $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants

The announcement of federal funding comes on the day of a White House "summit" on early education that brings together public and private partners.

December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Improve Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

November 25, 2014

Mississippi ACLU Aims to Reduce Schools' Use of Restraint, Seclusion

The organization will advocate for new policies, meet with community leaders, and track use of such disciplinary measures in the state's schools.

November 19, 2014

Reports Shed Light on Special Education Woes in Boston, Washington State

The reports show that students with disabilities are falling far short of their typically developing peers in several areas.

November 18, 2014

A Look Inside the Revised Child Care Development Block Grant Bill

The newly-passed legislation, headed to the president's desk, would implement quality and access improvements to a law that hasn't been modified in nearly 20 years.

November 04, 2014

Leader of NRA's Newtown Response Elected Governor of Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson led the National School Shield task force, which recommended allowing school leaders to train and arm some employees if they deem it necessary.

November 04, 2014

Key Education Measures on State Ballots

Voters in a number of states faced ballot measures with major implications for education funding and policy.

October 21, 2014

New 'Opportunity Index' Charts Preschool, Other Education Indicators by Community

Opportunity Nation, a coalition of more than 300 groups, created the index to offer a snapshot view of a community's economic, educational, and social performance.

October 10, 2014

Education Department Reshapes Special Education Technical Assistance Centers

The regional resource centers that provided technical assistance to states on special education issues are being restructured into a large center that will provide help to states nationwide.

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