Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) reintroduced the IDEA High Cost Pool Funding Act, innovative legislation to help cover the exceptional costs that can be associated with educating special needs children.
On September 9, The Center awarded education advocate Eileen M. Ahearn the inaugural Eileen M. Ahearn Education Visionary Award for her foresight and commitment to ensuring students with disabilities have the same access to a high-quality charter school education as do their peers.
Earlier this month in Nashville, the National Governors Association held a two day convening of Governors’ offices to discuss policies that support equity and collaboration in education.
As I sat on the stage at the National Charter School Conference in Las Vegas last week, minutes before kicking off our “Special Education Policy: Key Challenges and Opportunities” session, those words from Field of Dreams popped into my head.
This post highlights the discrepency between funding for community colleges and four-year colleges and universities and the harmful impact this has on low-income students and students with disabilities.
This post comments on the NACSA’s report of Charter School Applications, and emphasizes the need for more information regarding special education considerations.
This post explains the victory for COPAA and the disability advocacy community against Secretary DeVos’ decision to delay implementation of the Equity in IDEA regulations. In addition, it highlights the perpetuated disproportionality these regulations will work to eliminate.
This post relays the statement made by The Center’s executive director, Lauren Morando Rhim, in response to Secretary DeVos’ proposed education tax credit.
This post relays the issues addressed by KASSA and urges the subcommitee to pass it.
This post outlines 3 main arguments against the U.S. Department of Education’s NPRM and asks instead to focus on enforcing Title IX requirements.