The most recent release of data from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights shows broad disparities in restraint, seclusion and suspensions for students covered by IDEA.
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March 21, 2014
February 12, 2014
Along with the report's release, U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, reintroduced a bill that would severely restrict or prohibit the use of restraints and seclusion in schools.
August 07, 2013
Black students and students with disabilities are being placed in "drastically inferior" education programs at a disproportionate rate, says the Education Law Center.
April 23, 2013
The parents of an Oklahoma student contended that a school district violated their son's rights by placing him in a 'timeout' room even after his IEP was amended to stop its use.
August 15, 2012
A disability-rights group singled out some Texas districts for disproportionate out-of-school suspensions of students with disabilities: 22 percent, compared to an average of 7 percent for students with disabilities statewide.
August 08, 2012
And students with disabilities are suspended about twice as often as their peers, a new analysis from the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at the University of California, Los Angeles, has found.
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.
December 30, 2011
When young people with disabilities end up in the juvenile justice system, they're less likely to end up back in youth prisons after a sentence if they have jobs or go to school quickly after being released, a new paper finds.
October 05, 2011
The month of October is bullying prevention month, and some organizations are putting a special emphasis on preventing bullying of students with disabilities.
August 10, 2011
Students with disabilities or health problems are more likely to be the target of bullies than their classmates, according to a new study, but they were also slightly more likely to have attacked someone else at school or tell someone they would hurt them