Audits of government agencies in Massachusetts that pool school district resources to provide services to students with disabilities have found these so-called collaboratives have allowed questionable spending on entertainment, staff salaries and benefits; been keepers of slush funds for member districts; and failed to provide licensed professionals to work with students with disabilities, among other problems.
Recently in State Policy and Special Education Category
September 01, 2011
July 19, 2011
Students with disabilities, in particular an emotional disturbance, are especially likely to be suspended or expelled from Texas middle and high schools, a new study finds.
May 06, 2011
Is there a method to improve a district's services to special education students that doesn't involve a lawsuit and take years to resolve?
March 28, 2011
The East St. Louis district is in trouble because of a long history of failing to provide the expected special education services.
February 14, 2011
Several states, including New York and Texas, are considering proposals to cut specific special education programs or to trim spending across the board.
December 20, 2010
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has written a series of stories examining the results of the state's revamped special education program.
December 03, 2010
The city is at risk of losing federal special education dollars because of the high numbers of special education students in self-contained classrooms.
November 16, 2010
The difficult economic climate is forcing some states to make drastic cuts, education administrators say.
October 22, 2010
Michigan plans to withhold $5 million from the beleaguered district because of a special education system in shambles.
October 15, 2010
Four districts have now said they will not comply with the state's new special education voucher law.