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Budget Deal for 2017 Includes Increases for Title I, Special Education

Monday, May 1, 2017  
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(Education Week - Politics K-12 Blog) Federal lawmakers have agreed to relatively small spending increases for Title I programs to districts and for special education, as part of a budget deal covering the rest of fiscal 2017 through the end of September.

 

Title I spending on disadvantaged students would rise by $100 million up to $15.5 billion from fiscal 2016 to fiscal 2017, along with $450 million in new money that was already slated to be shifted over from the now-defunct School Improvement Grants program. 

And state grants for special education would increase by $90 million up to $12 billion

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