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Center for Special Education Finance (CSEF) - Established in October 1992 to address fiscal policy questions related to the delivery and support of special education services throughout the United States, CSEF is an excellent resource for statistics and reports dealing with past and present trends in special education finance. ...

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - NCES is charged with collecting education statistics on enrollment and financing from the federal and state levels. It is a good source of information for tracking special education student enrollment. ...

Study of Personnel Needs in Special Education - Part of the national assessment of special education referred to above includes a comprehensive Study of Personnel Needs in Special Education (SPeNSE). SPeNSE is a collaborative effort between two private research firms: Westat and Warger, Eavy & Associates with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. ...

U.S. Department of Educationís Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - OSEPís mission and organizational focus is the free appropriate public education of children and youth with disabilities from birth through age 21. OSERS provides information to states, school districts and schools to help them better implement the different facets of IDEA. ...

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