special education

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs recently issued questions-and-answers documents in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B and Part C dispute resolution procedures in the current COVID-19 environment. Access the IDEA Part B document…

The House Education Policy Committee is scheduled to hear special education paperwork reduction bills put forward by MSBA and New Ulm Public Schools 10 a.m. today (Monday, February 25). The meeting will be held at the State Office Building (Room 5) located at 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.…

Education spending was prioritized in Gov. Tim Walz’s Budget for One Minnesota unveiled today. In total, Gov. Walz’s state budget proposal represents an investment of $733 million in additional pre-K through grade 12 education funding over the next two years, and $158 million in funding to support Minnesota’s higher education system,…

The Minnesota Department of Education recently released its report on special education cross-subsidies for FY16. The report delves into two areas. First, the amount each district is cross-subsidizing in special education costs with general education revenue. And second, the statewide average adjusted general revenue per adjusted pupil unit. The special…

Source: CNBC Considering all the changes the Republican’s proposed health-care bill could entail, little attention is being paid to its potential impact on education, most importantly special education, The New York Times reported. School districts rely on Medicaid — the current federal health-care program for the poor — to provide…

On Tuesday, the Minnesota House Education Innovation Policy Committee reviewed statewide averages associated with special education costs as well as recommendations for funding adjustments. Over the previous year, costs have risen on average from 2.69 to 3.7 percent depending on the disability category. In response, MSBA issued the following statement:…

The basement hearing room was full of testifiers, news media and cameras for Tuesday afternoon’s House Education Finance Committee meeting. The meeting started full speed with Chair Jenifer Loon’s bill (HF 3679) requiring that teachers receive a report or publication about students placed in their classrooms who have a history…

Source: U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman Today Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), David McKinley (R-WV), Tim Walz (D-MN), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) reintroduced the bipartisan IDEA Full Funding Act. In 1975, Congress took the critical step of passing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),…

The Special Education Case Loads Task Force held their second meeting on Tuesday, October 15. The task force selected Don McNeil and Todd Travis as the co-chairs.  In the first part of the meeting, we heard from Tom Melcher (Director of the Program Finance Division at the Minnesota Department of…

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