Lawmakers Look to Fully Fund Idea
April 2, 2019
By: Michelle Diament
Source: Disability Scoop
Bipartisan legislation to substantially increase Uncle Sam’s investment in special education is back on the table.
Federal funding for educating students with disabilities would gradually increase under a bill known as the IDEA Full Funding Act, which was introduced by lawmakers in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives late last month.
The measure calls for incremental hikes in federal funding for special education, with the government taking on 40 percent of the cost — a level known as “full funding” — beginning in fiscal year 2029.