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Document Number: 10536

Federal Barriers to Innovation - This paper identifies three fiscal requirements of Title I and IDEA Part B that they assert encourage the status quo, instilling in districts a deference for existing staffing and spending patterns. The report recommends a number of reforms to make federal programs more favorable to innovation: closing the Title I comparability loophole, streamlining its supplement-not-supplant requirement, and instituting a challenge waiver system for IDEA Part B maintenance of effort. (Center on Reinventing Public Education, November 2012)...

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