Special Education http://wesa.fm en Charters Dodge Special Education Funding Changes http://wesa.fm/post/charters-dodge-special-education-funding-changes <p>A recently approved tweak to special education funding won’t apply to charter schools, after all. State lawmakers shied away from the changes after charters argued it would have been unfair.<br /><br />There will be changes to the way traditional public schools receive any new funding for special education — it’ll be based on the needs of individual students and school districts, instead of being tied to an average special needs cost across the state.<br /> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:47:22 +0000 Mary Wilson 32634 at http://wesa.fm PA Legislative Group Seeks Input on Development of Special Education Funding Formula http://wesa.fm/post/pa-legislative-group-seeks-input-development-special-education-funding-formula <p>For the first time, Pennsylvania lawmakers are developing a specific funding formula for special education in the commonwealth.</p><p>Currently, funding is based on the assumption that within every school district 16 percent of the students are in need of special education.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:07:47 +0000 Deanna Garcia 14454 at http://wesa.fm PA Legislative Group Seeks Input on Development of Special Education Funding Formula Special Education Funding Panel Holds Inaugural Hearing http://wesa.fm/post/special-education-funding-panel-holds-inaugural-hearing <p>State lawmakers are staring down a funding formula that some say is a recipe for a budgeting disaster.<br><br>It's the commonwealth's way of paying for federally-required special education services, and it's the subject of a special commission whose recommendations for legislative fixes are due this fall.<br> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:30:11 +0000 Ryan Loew 12922 at http://wesa.fm Special Education Funding Formula in the Spotlight http://wesa.fm/post/special-education-funding-formula-spotlight <p>A new panel in charge of coming up with a different funding formula for special education in Pennsylvania is in place.</p><p>The commission of state lawmakers and a few members of the governor’s cabinet will attempt to find a replacement for the current formula, which doles out money based on a set percentage of each school district’s enrollment.</p><p>State Republican Representative Bernie O’Neill of Bucks County pushed for the panel for years.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 19:42:46 +0000 Mary Wilson 10349 at http://wesa.fm