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Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:00 pm

The state Public Education Department is asking the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider its denial of the state’s request for a waiver for a 2011 violation of federal rules on spending for special education.

On Tuesday, Secretary of Education-designate Hanna Skandera wrote U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to request a hearing on the matter. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education notified New Mexico that it would grant its request for a 2010 waiver but planned to deny its request for a 2011 waiver.

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