Senate Republicans are concerned about the U.S. Department of Education's authority to change evaluation criteria for state special education systems.
All Blog Posts With IDEA Tag or Category
August 12, 2014
July 29, 2014
Allowing students to potentially stay in private schools until all appeals are exhausted could be an expensive prospect for many districts, argues the National Association of State Directors of Special Education.
July 22, 2014
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
An outdated formula for allocating federal money is leading to what may be unintended funding disparities, according to a recent policy brief from the New America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
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
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
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
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
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
Special education funding has been a big issue in the suburban Minnesota district represented by John Kline, a Republican.