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Monday, April 9, 2012
Feds Back Off Special Education Funding Plan
By Michelle Diament from disabilityscoop
After appearing to give school districts the green light last summer to decrease spending on special education, the U.S. Department of Education is making an about-face.
Under federal law, schools are required to maintain or increase their funding for special education from one year to the next. If they do not meet the standard known as “maintenance of effort” without obtaining an exemption from the Department of Education, districts can lose out on future federal funding.