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Federal Initiatives to Support Intensive Special Education Services

The most significant piece of federal legislation supporting special education students is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. When IDEA was enacted in 1975, the intention was to fund 40%…

 

  June 3, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12

  Unassigned

  Finance

How States Support Intensive Special Education Services

Both states and the federal government recognize that the additional services required to adequately support the learning of special education students come at an additional cost. States help districts cover…

 

  June 2, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12

  Unassigned

  Finance

50-State Comparison: English Learner Policies

The population of English learners (ELs) in K-12 schools continues to grow. Between the 2009-10 and 2014-15 school years, the percentage of English learners increased in over half of the…

 

  May 27, 2020

  50-State Comparison

  Early Education (P-3), K-12

  Nationwide

  Unassigned

English Learner Policies: State Profiles

View individual state profiles by selecting a state below, or view 50-State Comparisons on each data point.  Click here to view a profile of federal laws on English learners.

 

  May 27, 2020

  Individual State Profile

  Early Education (P-3), K-12

  Nationwide

  Transitions

COVID-19 and School Funding: What to Expect and What States Can Do

The numbers are staggering. Since states began to issue shelter-in-place orders, virtually all 50 states have significantly reduced economic activity, and over 35 million Americans have lost their jobs. The…

 

  May 22, 2020

  Blog Post

  K-12

  Unassigned

  Finance