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Congressman Jared Polis, D-Boulder, Tuesday announced he will introduce legislation to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) of 1975, which promised to pay 40 percent of the excess cost of educating students with disabilities.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan may be talking big about promoting innovation with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) education dollars, but Colorado schools won't see any sweeping developments this fall. That doesn't mean, however, that the stimulus program won't be making an impact. Federal Recovery funds are being used to prop up current programs and to lay the groundwork for more ambitious future change.