12/2/2009

Education officials recently sought input from groups that represent students with special needs and other special student populations as they work to develop policies for the new Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- currently No Child Left Behind. Deborah Ziegler, a Council for Exceptional Children lobbyist, advocated for making special-education teachers eligible for alternative pay -- such as bonuses for improving achievement. Efforts to reauthorize ESEA have been on hold since 2007.

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