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July 22, 2014

Special Educators Connect at Annual Project Directors' Conference

The three-day event, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, focuses on everything from early education for students with disabilities to transition planning.

June 27, 2014

Funding Formulas for Special Education Benefit Some Districts, Penalize Others

An outdated formula for allocating federal money is leading to what may be unintended funding disparities, according to a recent policy brief from the New America Foundation.

June 18, 2014

Ed. Dept. Seeking Comments on Minority Overrepresentation in Special Education

Only a fraction of districts are using Individuals with Disabilities Education Act money to address disparities in special education, though such disparities are widespread, Education Department data says.

May 27, 2014

Spec. Ed. Bill Advances in Louisiana, With Backing of State Schools Chief

A more restrictive version of a bill allowing individualized education program, or IEP, teams to create graduation and grade promotion decisions goes to the state Senate on Wednesday.

May 21, 2014

Louisiana Bill Would Let IEP Teams Make Graduation, Promotion Decisions

High-stakes tests are a barrier for students, say supporters, but the proposed policy will result in lowered expectations for students, other advocacy groups say.

May 16, 2014

Judge Rules Against New Mexico in Special Education Funding Case

The state is trying to fight an Education Department decision that it had not put enough money into special education in the 2010-11 school year.

May 14, 2014

Addressing Virtually Segregated Schools

Kent McGuire: Segregation matters, especially if it impacts the distribution of resources, shapes policy decisions ... and affects the distribution of talented teachers

April 30, 2014

House Education Chairman Seeks Special Education Funding Increase

Special education funding has been a big issue in the suburban Minnesota district represented by John Kline, a Republican.

March 24, 2014

Special Education Funding a Priority for House Education Committee Chairman

The federal government currently pays less than 20 percent of the excess costs of educating a student covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

March 03, 2014

School Appeals Declined on Services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Students

The U.S. Supreme Court declined appeals from two California school districts of rulings that backed one-on-one classroom transcription services for two deaf or hard-of-hearing students.

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