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July 08, 2015

Special Education Bill Offers Flexibility on 'Maintenance of Effort'

The legislation introduced by Republican Rep. Tim Walberg of Michigan would allow states to reduce their special education spending in more circumstances than currently allowed.

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 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.

March 18, 2015

Districts May Not Sue States Over IDEA Procedures, Appeals Court Rules

The case involves "complaint-resolution proceedings" authorized under the main federal special education law.

February 27, 2015

Online Crowdsourcing a Potential Tool for Speech Therapy Research

Untrained listeners recruited through a crowdsourcing platform rated speech sounds as accurately as trained listeners, a study found.

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