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Report: Michigan’s Special Education Students Underserved By $700 Million

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Michigan’s special education students need more resources. That’s according to a new report released Wednesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth has more.

In a nutshell, the report says that students who need more resources should get more resources. To the tune of about 700 (m) million dollars.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley asked an education committee to do the report.

Calley says he wants the state to completely change the way it funds special education.

“There’s no way it would happen overnight. But it’s something that the sooner that we start, the sooner we’re going to get there.” He says.

Calley says the next step is to work with the State Budget Office and find room in next year’s budget to boost the state’s special education resources. 

Before becoming the newest Capitol reporter for Michigan Public Radio Network, Cheyna Roth was an attorney. She spent her days fighting it out in court as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Ionia County.
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