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June 24, 2015

House Appropriations Committee OKs Fiscal 2016 Education Spending Plan

The bill would slash $2.8 billion in education funding, even as a larger debate looms over whether Congress will strike a deal to avert across-the-board funding cuts.

June 23, 2015

Senate Appropriators Propose Cutting Education Department by $1.7 Billion

The fiscal 2016 spending proposal would slash funding for a slew of programs and eliminate about 10, including Investing in Innovation, Preschool Development Grants, and Striving Readers.

May 19, 2015

Comments Sought on Effort to Promote Inclusive Early-Childhood Programs

Young children with disabilities are often placed in segregated settings, as opposed to the least-restrictive environment that can meet their needs, says a draft policy statement from two federal agencies.

May 18, 2015

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Challenge to 'Stay Put' Ruling

The Monday action by the Supreme Court follows a recommendation from the Obama administration that the high court not take up the case, which involved a private school placement.

May 18, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Special Education Case

Following the advice of the Obama administration, the justices turn away a case involving the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

April 27, 2015

Education Department Issuing Final Rule on Special Education Finance

School districts that violate the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and cut their spending cannot use that new, lowered baseline in subsequent years, the rule states.

April 21, 2015

Ed. Dept. Cautions Districts About 'Forcing' Parents Into Due Process

Public agencies, including school districts, should avoid filing due process complaints about issues that are currently under investigation by the state, says a recent "Dear Colleague" letter from the Education Department.

April 06, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Will Not Hear Case on Race and Special Education

Black parents in the Pennsylvania district of Lower Merion had argued the district disproportionately enrolled black students in special education.

April 02, 2015

The Long Struggle to Balance Special Education Compliance and Performance

As states submit detailed blueprints for improving special education performance, a look back at Education Week archives shows that balancing compliance and performance has been a long-standing issue.

March 18, 2015

Appeals Court Rules Districts Cannot Sue States in Special Education Disputes

Parents are able to appeal due-process decisions to a federal court, but districts have no such right when they have disputes with state departments of education, according to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

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