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IDEA Money Watch
is a project of The Advocacy Institute (www.advocacyinstitute.org), a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the development of products, projects and services that work to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

IDEA Money Watch tracks the use of federal funds that are provided to states and local school districts in support of special education services required by the IDEA.

We also report on supplemental education funds being provided to states and districts via the COVID-19 relief packages passed by Congress. 

According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), the nation’s federal special education law …

 “implementation of this title has been impeded by low expectations, and an insufficient focus on applying replicable research on proven methods of teaching and learning for children with disabilities.”