Special education grants: $21.2m
The federal government provides funds to the states and local communities to pay for costs associated with special education and other services for children with disabilities. The cuts would mean the state and local communities would have to cover costs previously paid for with federal funds, according to a government report. In Massachusetts, the cut would mean 256 fewer jobs paid for with federal funds.
Pictured: Governor Deval Patrick sat in on a P.A.C.E., or Practical Academic Community Education, class led by music therapist Laura Micheli in Malden. The special education class was rocking to the tune "Shake Uh-Huh."