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NEW! Our Kids Count blog: American Rescue Plan Act: New Opportunity for Assistive Technology

Our Kids Count blog: How the States Stack Up: 2021 IDEA Determinations.

Our Kids Count blog reports on the graduation rate of students with disabilities across states for 2018-2019.

Our Kids Count blog: What We Know about IDEA-eligible Students

Our Kids Count blog: Per Pupil Expenditures Data and Special Education: What You Need to Know.

NAEP 2019: Our report shows achievement of students with disabilities remaining the same or worsening. Read our blog post and explore our NAEP section.

Our report on Results-Driven Accountability (RDA) takes a look at this initiative 5 years after implementation as part of Rethinking Special Education initiative.

Our Kids Count blog details efforts to ensure students with disabilities are provided equitable access to public charter schools. Read it here.

Our IDEA funding gap map shows how much each state is owed by Congress to achieve full funding. Get your gap here.

Our study finds wide variation in graduation rates for students with disabilities; little relationship with states' graduation policies. Read it here.




Latest Projects

ESSA and Students with Disabilities

Learn how the latest reauthorization of the Elementary
and Secondary Education Act - called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) -
will impact students with disabilities.


IDEA State Complaint Resource Center

The IDEA State Complaint Resource Center is your guide to effective
state complaints, one of the dispute resolution options under the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Check it out!


Our IDEAmoneywatch.com project provides comprehensive
information on federal funding for the individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).





Resource Highlights

Free access to our Advocate Academy webinar series.

Choose from over 50 webinars designed for special education advocates. Get started.

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Preparing for Special Education
Mediation and Resolution Sessions:
A Guide for Families
and Advocates

Produced in collaboration with the Children's Law Clinic at Duke University Law School.

Get your free copy today!

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

What is NAEP and why is it important for students with disabilities? We've got it covered in this new section featuring basic information and latest results.

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