For decades, special education advocates have urged the federal government to "fully fund" the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Here are some examples 'ripped from the headlines' of how the funding gap is affecting school districts.
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January 22, 2020
May 24, 2019
When Scott Gann learned his son Dustin had dyslexia, he was shocked at the school's reaction. No one there wanted to use the word.
May 21, 2019
The action is expected to prompt a scramble among states relying on an earlier delay in the policy involving disproportional representation of minorities in special education.
May 08, 2019
The action is the latest in a long-running legal dispute that has the potential to affect millions of dollars in federal special education funding.
April 25, 2019
States identify students with disabilities at varying rates because because of different state and district policies, says a report from the Government Accountability Office, a federal watchdog agency.
April 10, 2019
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was asked why it has taken so long to get guidance to states about a ruling that could affect how many districts use their federal special education money.
March 27, 2019
Social media has been full of anger over a special education "cut" that isn't really a part of the Trump administration's proposed budget.
March 26, 2019
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew fire on social media after a congressional budget hearing at which she discussed proposed cuts, including to the program that fosters sports competition among children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
March 25, 2019
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will likely spend much of her time discussing proposed departmental cuts, but special education funding is not facing any decreases in the proposed fiscal 2020 budget.
March 07, 2019
The rule requires states to use a standard method in determining if districts are biased in how they identify minority students, discipline them, or place them in restrictive settings.