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August 11, 2015

Kentucky Officer in Handcuffing Incident Complied With School Policy, District Says

An independent investigator hired by the Covington, Ky school district says that a school resource officer who handcuffed two elementary students acted properly, within a law enforcement capacity.

August 04, 2015

Kentucky Restraint Lawsuit Focuses Attention on School Resource Officers

Kentucky recently adopted a policy that prohibits the use of restraint and seclusion by school resource officers, but includes a loophole for "lawful exercise of law enforcement duties."

August 03, 2015

Handcuffing of Students In Kentucky District Prompts ACLU Lawsuit

A school resource officer in a suburb of Cincinnati is accused of violating the rights of two elementary school students with disabilities by handcuffing them.

July 24, 2015

Education Department Celebrates ADA's 25th Anniversary

The country has made major strides in including children and youth in school activities because of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but education officials say work remains.

March 10, 2015

School Boards Group Disputes Recent Guidance on Communication Supports

The federal government is using a California special education case to try to create guidance that applies to every state, says the National School Boards Association.

December 12, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin Uses Farewell Speech to Uphold Disability Rights

The Democrat from Iowa has been instrumental in several laws related to education and employment of people with disabilities over his 40 years in Congress.

November 12, 2014

Ed. Dept. Offers Guidance on Supporting Communications Needs of Students

Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.

November 13, 2012

Fla. Records Reveal Little Education, Much Neglect of Children in Nursing Homes

A newspaper report delving into Florida's practice of housing some children with severe disabilities in nursing homes corroborates U.S. Department of Justice concerns about the children's care.

November 08, 2012

Special Education Featured in Some Facets of Election

The prospect of federal vouchers for students with disabilities seems to have dimmed for now because of Gov. Mitt Romney's defeat in the presidential election Tuesday. But in pockets across the country, voters took action in other ways that will directly affect special education students. In St. L...

October 12, 2012

'Google' Ruling on Digitizing Books a Boon for Blind Readers

In the ruling, Judge Harold Baer specifically cited the benefits that digital content has for people with print disabilities. Meanwhile, Netflix agreed to provide closed captioning on 100 percent of its streaming content within two years.

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