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Special education spending declines

from Disability Scoop

Funding for special education has fallen in recent years, according to a new report which finds that many school districts are spending less per student today than they did in 2008. The analysis from the the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities indicates that federal spending on students with disabilities is down 11 percent since 2010. The decline is at least partly due to sequestration — the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that took effect earlier this year — the report said. This comes as many states also reduced their total education spending. At least 34 states will spend less per student this year than they did before the recession began, the analysis found. In 13 states, such cuts amounted to more than 10 percent. more

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