Funding should be based on students' needs, not attendance, to help achieve more equitable academic outcomes, researchers say.
Schools can save money by combining services and blending funding, a new special education report says.
Legislators and advocates for students with disabilities praise the big increase that Gov. Newsom proposes for special education but reject his idea for spending it.
Lawmakers take the first step: discussing the growing needs and disparities in funding.
They fear districts wouldn't spend sufficiently on services for their children with disabilities.
Edsource created easy-to-read downloadable data cards for most of California's Special Education Local Plan Areas.
Limited data and inconsistent reporting makes it difficult to understand what is happening on the ground.