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Q&A documents released for implementation of IDEA Part B, Part C dispute resolution procedures

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 … Continue reading

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House committee will discuss MSBA-supported special education paperwork reduction bills today

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 … Continue reading

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Gov. Walz calls for additional education funding in state budget proposal

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 … Continue reading

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MDE Releases Report on Special Education Costs

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 … Continue reading

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CNBC: Special education could be under attack with new health bill

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 … Continue reading

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MSBA releases statement on special education costs

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 … Continue reading

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House committee debates bills on student assault, reducing special ed paperwork, health insurance

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 … Continue reading

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U.S. representatives reintroduce bipartisan bill to boost special education funding

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 … Continue reading

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Special Education Case Loads Task Force — October 15, 2013

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 … Continue reading

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