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The Beacon: The Journal of Special Education Law and Practice
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IDEA - The National Center for Learning Disabilities publishes Alerts to keep you informed of events and activities leading to reauthorization of IDEA.

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- The GAO provides investigative reports to Congress. Last year, GAO published a report, Student Discipline: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, (GAO-01-2100) and informed Congress that the discipline provisions in the IDEA were working and did not need to be changed. As the IDEA reauthorization progresses, GAO Reports will play an important role in informing members of Congress and the public. To be notified by email about GAO Reports About Education, follow this link: http://www.gao.gov/subtest/subscribe.html

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