A new state law set to take effect Friday in Indiana will allow private schools to receive state funding for their students with special needs. The measure will require public-school districts to allocate a proportionate share of the $466 million in special-education funding they receive annually to pay for services for students with disabilities, many of whom attend private schools. "While these students have chosen a private school, it doesn't mean a child with a disability should not receive that benefit," said Rita Parsons, a private-school principal.

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