A congressional budget deal that would ease many of the spending cuts set to hit special education and other disability programs is a step in the right direction, advocates say.
Budget cuts are forcing larger class sizes, bigger case loads and leaving schools with too few staff to meet the needs of students with disabilities, special educators say.
Increased class sizes, decreased services and placement changes are among the effects parents say budget cuts are having on students in special education.
Funding for special education has fallen in recent years, according to a new report which finds that many school districts are spending less per student today than they did in 2008.
With the start of the new school year, students in special education are beginning to feel the effects of major federal funding cuts which are leading to less staff and fewer services.
As a new round of budget talks gets underway in Congress, special education advocates are sounding the alarm about big cuts that may be on the horizon.
A small change tucked inside a government spending bill this month may have big implications for special education.
As sweeping federal budget cuts set in, the impact is starting to become clear for those benefiting from special education and other disability programs.
Within days, severe budget cuts are slated to hit nearly every federal program — including special education and other disability supports — and there’s no sign of a deal on the horizon.
The White House is urging Congress to take action to avert a series of deep spending cuts expected to impact special education and other disability-related programs within weeks.
A national coalition of disability advocacy groups is calling on the federal government to stop providing funds to a school that uses skin-shock therapy on students with disabilities.
As the fiscal cliff looms, most Americans believe that special education programs should be spared from federal budget cuts, a new poll suggests.
Some 12,000 special educators could lose their jobs in the coming months unless Congress acts to stop impending cuts, according to a new report from Congressional Democrats.
Nearly two dozen states will benefit from millions in new federal funding to improve training for those working with special education students in the nation’s schools.
The White House is warning that special education will face more than $1 billion in cuts and millions more will be trimmed from other federal disability programs next year unless Congress acts.