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In the Media: Links to News from Around the Country

By: Larry Charny (NY) Communications Committee

Information on Special Education, Medicaid and their points of intersection are dynamic and complex. This column, In the Media, provides a portal to the most recent information, from a variety of news outlets, covering a wide range of issues relevant to members of NAME. Yesterday's information provides context; today's information prepares you for tomorrow. Here are links to some articles we think will be of interest to you:

Charter Schools Serving Fewer Students With Disabilities
Charter schools are enrolling a disproportionately low number of students with disabilities:
www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/06/20/charter-schools-fewer-disabilities/15891

Ohio gets $10M for Medicaid training
Money will go to 6 Ohio universities to improve health outcomes. Health care professionals at the schools, hospitals, clinics and community-based sites will learn to work together to coordinate patient care:
www.middletownjournal.com/news/middletown-news/ohio-gets-10m-for-medicaid-training-1386368.html

Education Budget Basics for Next Year (NY)
The city wants to do a better job of submitting claims to Medicaid, after failing to collect tens of millions of dollars in years past:
www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/05/30/education-budget-basics-for-next-year

NY State: East Ramapo owes $186G for Medicaid special-education over-payments
The financially strapped East Ramapo school district owes at least $186,804 in Medicaid:
www.lohud.com/article/20120524/NEWS03/305240081/State-East-Ramapo-owes-186G-Medicaid-special-education-overpayments

Deep cuts to Oakland schools' special education programs, made in the last week of school, blindside teachers and families
The Oakland school district's special-education programs will take a $4.3 million hit next school year under a plan to fix a multimillion-dollar budget shortfall discovered just a month ago:
www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20912997/deep-cuts-oakland-schools-special-education-programs-made

Marlborough council avoids school budget cut (MA)
...school officials were being encouraged to seek more Medicaid reimbursements, which now go to the city, but could be transferred to the schools:
www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1982680678/Marlborough-council-avoids-school-budget-cut