Feds to probe Texas school districts over special ed practices
The U.S. Department of Education will visit a dozen Texas school districts, including three in Central Texas, this month to examine practices for identifying and educating students with disabilities.
The list includes the Austin, Leander and Del Valle school districts.
The state has come under scrutiny after the Houston Chronicle reported in September that the Texas Education Agency had mandated that districts keep special education enrollment at or below 8.5 percent, which led school districts to deny children special education services. The newspaper found that the policy saved the state billions of dollars.