NM could lose millions of US education funding

January 30, 2013 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Millions of dollars of federal money for special-education programs in New Mexico is at risk because the state hasn’t met all of Washington’s requirements to qualify for the funding.

Public Education Department officials told lawmakers Wednesday the federal government might withhold $43 million and the state would need to increase its spending by that amount over one or two years to prevent cuts for local school districts. There had been preliminary estimates that up to $93 million could be at risk.

At issue are requirements by the U.S. Department of Education for states not to cut Login to read more

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