In a contentious meeting in his junior year, then 18-year-old Nikolas Cruz revoked his consent for special education services after he was told that was the only way he could stay at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. But there were other options, said a report released by a firm hired by the Broward School district.
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A survey of educators around the country found that many reported looking up interventions on their own, when they really wanted more formal training, a survey found.
August 23, 2016
The Justice Department lawsuit, which was expected, says the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic Support, or GNETS, segregates students with emotional and behavioral disabilities.
August 06, 2016
The guidance was issued to draw attention to--and reduce--the number of students with disabilities suspended multiple times from school.
July 07, 2016
The New York-based Child Mind Institute highlights several evidence-based options for educators looking to support students with mental health needs.
December 18, 2012
Unconfirmed diagnoses of autism, mental health disorders, or other conditions have been blamed for the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
July 10, 2012
Advocates say the state education department is falling short of ensuring that the Jackson district provides services required under federal law for students with disabilities.
May 07, 2012
In a recent review, the What Works Clearinghouse found that something called milieu teaching appears to have no discernible effects on prepping young children for school, and more research is needed about play-based interventions.
April 25, 2012
In at least two cases, parents of children with autism fitted their children with recording devices to capture what happens in school. In both cases, students were subjected to hearing inappropriate conversations. One student was recorded being spanked repeatedly.
April 23, 2012
The rules about the use of these emergency interventions should apply to all students, not just those with disabilities, these techniques be used only for emergency or safety reasons, not as a behavior modification tool, an advisory group said.