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Feds will visit six Texas school districts this week to monitor special education

The visits are part of the U.S. Department of Education's ongoing oversight of Texas' special education programs after an investigation last year showed the state had violated federal special education law.

Vanessa Tijerina addresses the panel about her 13-year-old special needs child who has been denied special education for four years on December 13, 2016. U.S. Department of Education officials held a meeting in Edinburg on their tour of Texas to hear community members' experiences with special education, continuing an investigation of whether Texas is capping services for students with disabilities.

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