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Help Support the Full Funding of Idea - featured February 12, 2010

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H.R. 3578/S. 1652 authorizes increasing amounts of mandatory funding in six year increments that, in addition to the discretionary funding allocated through the Appropriations Committee, will finally meet the federal government's commitment to educating children with disabilities by 2015. By increasing the federal investment in special education, the bill would also free up local and state funds that had previously been used to meet IDEA requirements. "This is a win-win-win bill," Chairman Harkin said. "With these advance appropriations, students with disabilities will get the public education they have a right to and school districts will be able to provide services without cutting into their general education budgets."

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