Texas Education Agency Faces Loss Of Millions In Special Education Funding

The state agency is challenging a federal education department’s ruling that came in response to TEA’s capping of the number of students receiving special education services.

By Ryan PoppeOctober 4, 2018 9:33 am| , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

The Texas Education Agency has finished presenting its argument challenging a Department of Education ruling that threatens to strip millions in special education funding from Texas schools. 

The case centers on the 2011–2012 school year when the state reduced special education spending by $33.3 million. The government said Texas should lose that same amount of federal funding because it violated a law that requires states to spend the same amount of money it receives from a matching grant on special education services each year.

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