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June 25, 2014

How States Are Failing Students with Disabilities

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced a new grading system to evaluate whether states are meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act -- and the first year's results aren't good.


Today's Headlines from Around the Nation

The Gubernatorial Winners in Maryland's Primary
State Delegate Who Allied with Tea Party Beat Top Md. Leader
Colo. GOP Picks Mainstream Gubernatorial Contender
McMaster Bests Campbell in S.C. Runoff for Lt. Gov.
Health & Human Services
The Texas Immigration Problem Is About to Become a Huge Health Problem
Infrastructure & Environment
Loveland Voters Break Anti-Fracking Trend in Colorado
Management & Labor
State Employee: Sandusky Should Get Pension Back
Illinois to Have a Minimum Wage Question on the Ballot
Public Safety & Justice
Court Rules Montana's Immigration Law Unconstitutional
New Assertions in Jerry Sandusky Investigation
S.C. Superintendent Runoff Results in Landslides
California to Offer Financial Aid to Middle Class Students
Will Seattle Pay $58M in New Taxes to Fund Preschool?
Libraries Will Bring Wi-Fi Hotspots to Communities
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