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What Texas Lawmakers Did for Special Education and What They Missed
Jun 20, 2017
For years, the State of Texas went to great lengths to limit the number of kids provided special education services. Following a Houston Chronicle investigation, parents were outraged. So were state lawmakers, who vowed to take the issue on during the 2017 legislative session.
Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike
May 24, 2017
For inmates like Lampkin with intellectual disabilities and a mental illness, the average wait is more than three times as long, at 417 days. That's partly because the state only has one unit dedicated to the treatment of such inmates, said Beth Mitchell, the supervising attorney for the advocacy group Disability Rights Texas.
Major strides made on special ed in session, but much work remains ahead
May 21, 2017
...the Governor has signed a bill, SB 160, banning, once and for all, any limits on the number of students enrolled in special education.In the waning days of the legislative session, advocates for special ed also are pushing other key bills to ensure children who were refused services or who may need them in the future can get the help they need.