States Falling Short Educating Students with Disabilities

June 20, 2007

According to the Department of Education, 80% of states in the country are falling short when it comes to federal requirements for educating students with disabilities.

This week, states got their first-ever federal report cards judging them on how well they are implementing the nation's main education law.

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act outlines the requirements. One of the largest parts of the act is a $10.5 billion program providing students from ages 3 to 21 with specialized programs to fit their educational needs.

Only nine states, including Virginia, were found to be fully reaching the requirements of the program. State-by-state results were posted on the Education Department's website, which you can click on below.


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