An Ohio teacher's alleged actions, "albeit misguided," could be pedagogically justified, according to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati.
The 26-year-old aide was filmed pinning the student to the ground and also striking him in the face. She was charged with felony child abuse.
Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton reached out to advocacy groups in formulating policy priorities around supporting children, youth and adults with autism. The proposal was released Tuesday.
Clinton's plan would address the use of restraint and seclusion and expand the use of early screenings, among other proposals.
Recent high-profile pieces in NPR, the Atlantic and Humans of New York outline the difficult side of teaching students with disabilities.
A wide variety of posts engaged readers of this blog in 2015, including posts about federal guidance, teaching, and special education law.
An investigation found that 83 percent of the city's elementary schools are not fully accessible to children with physical disabilities.
The proposed federal spending bill released Wednesday would provide more money for students with disabilities from infancy through age 21.
A 2010 survey of 4-year-olds with autism found that they were evaluated for the disorder at younger ages than 8-year-olds with autism. But researchers said there's still room for improving early evaluation services.
Students with disabilities will still have their test scores reported separately, and most will continue to take the general education tests under the newly signed Every Student Succeeds Act.