A court must determine if an officer's use of cuffs on two elementary school students was reasonable based on the threat they posed, says the Justice Department.
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October 09, 2015
August 11, 2015
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 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
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
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
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
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
Students with hearing, vision or speech impairments are eligible for additional protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, says recent guidance.
November 13, 2012
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
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...