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June 20, 2013

South Carolina May Be Next Special Education Voucher State

The state budget includes $8 million that can be used to help provide vouchers of up to $10,000 for students with disabilities to attend private schools.

May 14, 2013

Special Education Office Aims to Revise Monitoring Focus

A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.

May 03, 2013

Justice Dept. Warns Wisconsin Voucher Schools Against Discrimination

Schools that enroll students using the publicly-funded vouchers must adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Department of Justice cautions.

April 17, 2013

Series on Group Home Abuses Earns Journalism Honor

California Watch's reporting on problems with the state-run police force tasked to protect the vulnerable residents of California group homes was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for public service.

April 04, 2013

Response to Intervention Policy and Practice Inconsistent Across States

Data from a soon-to-be published report on RTI implementation shows that some states don't have a framework for evaluating program effectiveness.

March 25, 2013

State Maintenance of Effort Rule Gets Congressional Tweak

States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.

March 19, 2013

Pennsylvania Ponders Changes to Special Education Funding Formula

A system under consideration would provide more state funding for students with high-cost educational needs.

February 08, 2013

Louisiana Chief Proposes Special Education Funding Changes

John White, the state superintendent of education, says that the state should provide funding based on the severity of a student's disability.

January 07, 2013

Moving On From 'On Special Education'

Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.

December 21, 2012

Common Core Testers Unveil Proposed 'Read-Aloud' Accommodations

Two accommodations policies under consideration by an assessment consortium could narrow how many children who qualify for assistance on those tests in some states.

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