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September 01, 2011

Audit: Special Ed. Money Misspent; Collaboratives Questioned

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.

July 19, 2011

Majority of Special Ed. Students in Texas Suspended, Expelled

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

Changing Special Education by Lawsuit

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

Ill. Threatens to Dissolve District Over Special Ed. Failures

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

Special Education Programs, Private Placements, Under Assault

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

A Look at Hawaii Special Education After Court Oversight

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has written a series of stories examining the results of the state's revamped special education program.

December 03, 2010

Detroit Wrestles With Inclusion in High Schools

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

Oregon to Join Five Other States in Seeking Funding Waiver

The difficult economic climate is forcing some states to make drastic cuts, education administrators say.

October 22, 2010

Detroit Hit With Rare Special Education Fine

Michigan plans to withhold $5 million from the beleaguered district because of a special education system in shambles.

October 15, 2010

More Pushback on Oklahoma Special Education Vouchers

Four districts have now said they will not comply with the state's new special education voucher law.

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