The Senate has passed an amendment cutting some $40 Million of the education funding from the economic stimulus package, but none of the cuts were in special education funding. Here is a chart showing what has and has not been cut. Although the Senate adopted the amendment, it still has to vote on the whole American Recovery and reinvestment Act. The vote is scheduled for Tuesday.
Because the two chambers will have passed different versions of the bill, a conference committee, with members from both chambers, will be appointed to work out the differences. additional press accounts are here and here. The Conference Committee product will be the final bill, and it will be sent to the President.