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Report examines special-ed spending in Pa.

School district special-education costs in Pennsylvania are far outpacing state aid, according to a report by the Education Law Center and PA Schools Work that found a $1.54 billion increase in local funding for special education between 2008 and 2016 -- compared with a $71 million increase in state funding. Pennsylvania's education funding system also is the subject of a lawsuit that asserts education is not adequately funded.

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