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By Sean Cavanagh — June 14, 2011 1 min read

State policymakers attempting to bring down school costs should change or refine class-size mandates and other requirements and more closely scrutinize how money is spent on special education, a report recommends. Education Resource Strategies, a nonprofit organization based in Watertown, Mass., published the report.

It argues that state mandates should be reworked to focus class-size limits on classes where there is the greatest academic need, and that states and school districts should re-examine special education policies, particularly those that allow students with special needs to attend schools of their choice, regardless of whether schools have the resources to serve them.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 15, 2011 edition of Education Week as School Finance

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