Category Archives: IDEA Preschool

The 35th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA

Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that the U.S. Department of Education report annually on the progress made toward the provision of a free appropriate public education to all children with disabilities and the provision of early … Continue reading

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Over 130 Lawmakers Urge President Obama to Increase IDEA Funding in 2015 Budget; Join CEC’s Advocacy for a Greater Investment in IDEA

Every budget, whether it’s for the federal government, a local school district, or your family, reflects priorities.  But, recent budget proposals put forth by President Obama – and his predecessors – have yielded few, if any, increases for IDEA’s programs, … Continue reading

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How Much IDEA Funding is Going to Your State?

The U.S. Department of Education has released detailed funding tables highlighting each state’s allocation for IDEA and other federally funded education programs for fiscal years 2012-2014. In total: – IDEA Part B: Grants to School-Aged Children will receive $11.5 billion … Continue reading

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CEC Opposes Legislative Proposals to Siphon Public Education Funding to Private Schools; Funding “Follows Child” but Special Education Protections Do Not

CEC is calling on Congress to reject two legislative proposals that, if enacted into law, would divert public education funding to private schools, which are not required to implement the same Federal legal protections for children and youth with disabilities … Continue reading

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President’s State of the Union Speech, Republican Response Highlight Education

Statement by CEC President Robin D. Brewer on President Obama’s State of the Union Speech and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ Republican Response As the country tuned into the President’s State of the Union speech and the response by House Republican Chair Cathy … Continue reading

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Join CEC, Lawmakers in Urging President Obama to Invest in IDEA

Does your Representative in Congress support increasing funding for IDEA?  Now’s the time to find out! Use CEC’s Legislative Action Center to ask your Representative to join a bi-partisan group of lawmakers in urging President Obama to increase funding for … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Funding Proposal Increases Special, Gifted Education Funding at CEC’s Urging

Pinch yourself – the unthinkable has happened: House and Senate Republican and Democratic leaders have come to an agreement. Last night, in a rebuke of sequestration and the sweeping funding cuts it mandated, lawmakers on Capitol Hill unveiled a bipartisan … Continue reading

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CEC Salutes Long-Time Disability Rights Advocate, Congressman George Miller as he Announces Retirement

One of Rep. George Miller’s first official actions as a member of Congress was to champion the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, what we now call the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). That was nearly 40 years ago.  … Continue reading

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CEC Endorsed Legislation Proposes to Expand Access to Pre-Kindergarten

Actress Jennifer Garner with Children This will not come as a surprise to special educators: providing early childhood education to children and families supports later development and growth.  In fact, over a decade of research has found that quality preschool … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Ed Announces New IDEA Data Center

With new reforms in education taking hold across the country, the U.S. Department of Education is seeking to improve the quality of special education data collected under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Last week, the Department awarded a … Continue reading

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