Harkin: Sequester Could Cause Nearly $1 Billion in IDEA Funding Cuts
See this post from the valuable On Special Education blog. It begins:
Across-the-board federal budget cuts could take a nearly $1 billion bite out of federal special education spending, with the bulk of that representing state grants for the education of school-age children with disabilities.
The automatic cuts, or sequestration, could come in January if Congress doesn't come up with a way to put the country on firmer fiscal footing, as my colleague Alyson Klein explains over at the Politics K-12 blog.