Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State Gets over $36 Million for Educational Services

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

State Gets over $36 Million for Educational Services

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More than $36 million in federal money has been allocated to Oklahoma for educational services to disabled children. Most of the money comes from the U.S. Department of Education through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The state will receive $29.38 million for free public education for 71,169 children with disabilities and $3.64 million in preschool grants for special education and related services for 5,144 disabled children. The state will get $2.8 million for early intervention services for infants and toddlers. The federal government also is giving $621,000 for programs for more than 1,960 children in state-operated or state-supported schools. U.S. Rep. Dave McCurdy, D-Okla., announced the allocation Tuesday. Air Force Secretary to Visit 2 State Bases

ALTUS _ Sheila Widnall, U.S. Secretary of the Air Force, will visit two Air Force bases in Oklahoma today. U.S. Rep. Dave McCurdy, who invited Widnall, said the visits would help her form her decisions for the 1995 round of base closings. …

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