Advocates for increased federal funding for special education cheered Thursday when the issue was raised on the Democratic presidential debate stage in Los Angeles.
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October 21, 2019
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October 21, 2019
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October 16, 2019
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October 14, 2019
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October 08, 2019
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September 19, 2019
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