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.
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June 20, 2013
May 14, 2013
A new reporting system is expected to focus more on educational outcomes as opposed to procedural compliance.
May 03, 2013
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
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
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
States that reduce spending on special education no longer have to face a continuing penalty from the Department of Education.
March 19, 2013
A system under consideration would provide more state funding for students with high-cost educational needs.
February 08, 2013
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
Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.
December 21, 2012
Two accommodations policies under consideration by an assessment consortium could narrow how many children who qualify for assistance on those tests in some states.