The potential cuts to special education "could translate into the layoffs of more than 10,000 teachers, aides, and other staff who provide essential instruction and other support to 6.6 million children with disabilities," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said.
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July 27, 2012
July 20, 2012
The National School Boards Association is seeking a far less heavy-handed version of proposed federal legislation and exemptions from any national law for states with their own guidance or legislation.
July 10, 2012
Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.
June 20, 2012
The state filed a motion for a stay in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to put off the penalty, in part to continue fighting the U.S. Department of Education over whether it should have been levied at all. South Carolina also worries about the financial repercussions
June 20, 2012
The next question, one advocate says, is once they get in, how are they doing?
June 15, 2012
The Senate Appropriations Committee affirmed a federal edict that school districts maintain how much they spend on special education from year to year.
June 12, 2012
A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted to increase spending for young and school-age children with disabilities, but it remains to be seen whether the increases will stick in the long run.
June 11, 2012
Results of a new survey by the Council for Exceptional Children show that special education directors still dealing with the effects of the economic downturn are almost universally concerned about the 8 percent budget cut the federal action—or inaction depending on how you look at it—will trigger.
June 08, 2012
Yes, according to an attorney whose son with autism is in a private school, at New York City's expense.
June 04, 2012
The Education Department gave South Carolina a year to find a way to come up with the $36 million it faces losing, permanently, by putting off a $36 million penalty until this October. Earlier this year, the state was denied another one-year delay of the loss in federal money. In a letter to state Superintendent Mick Zais late last month, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan denied the request for a hearing.