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Nowicki, Jacqueline M. – US Government Accountability Office, 2019
About 13 percent of children aged 3 through 21 enrolled in public schools received special education services in school year 2015-16, and about 3 percent of children from birth through age 2 received special education services. Concerns about the difficulties identifying and evaluating children for special education have been raised by the media,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Disability Identification
Dragoo, Kyrie E. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
Since the enactment of P.L. 94-142, the predecessor legislation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), in 1975, the federal government has played a prominent role in encouraging the principle of educational equality for children with disabilities through a permanent, broad-scale federal assistance program. The IDEA is a grants…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation
Dragoo, Kyrie E. – Congressional Research Service, 2018
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the main federal statute governing special education for children from birth through age 21. IDEA protects the rights of children with disabilities to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). It also supplements state and local funding to pay for some of the additional or excess costs of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
Data Quality Campaign, 2014
This publication provides an overview of the current federal opportunities to help states advance their data-related activities. Although not exhaustive, this list provides a starting point for federal policymakers to support states' work in this area.
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Data Collection, Data Processing, Information Management
Rowland, Judy – Education Commission of the States, 2014
This report serves as a quick reference guide for elected officials to compare key education policies and data in their states to the rest of the nation. The first section highlights major state policies for all 50 states in both table and chart formats (see Summary Charts ). The second section provides key state data, such as per-student spending…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Statistical Data, Charts
Ball, Wayne; Beridon, Virginia; Hamre, Kent; Morse, Amanda – Regional Resource Center Program, 2012
This Quick Reference Document has been prepared by the Regional Resource Center Program Fiscal Priority Team to aid RRCP State liaisons and other Technical Assistance (TA) providers in understanding the general context of State questions surrounding Maintenance of State Financial Support (MFS) and Local Educational Agency (LEA) Maintenance of…
Descriptors: Financial Support, State Aid, Disabilities, Related Services (Special Education)
Johnson-Staub, Christine – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2012
This guide aims to help states look beyond the major sources of child care and early education funding and consider alternative federal financing sources to bring comprehensive services into early childhood settings. Why? Because the sources of child care funding historically available to states have limited supply and allowable uses, and…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Integrated Services, Financial Support
Stark, Deborah Roderick – Pew Center on the States, 2010
Family members are a child's first and most important teachers. A growing body of research demonstrates that when families are actively engaged in their child's learning, children are better prepared for school and achieve at higher levels. Increased participation by families in pre-kindergarten programs has also been linked to greater academic…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, State Policy, Educational Policy, Family School Relationship