Many states lawmakers are modeling their policies after federal legislation that was introduced in 2010 but never passed Congress, according to an advocacy report.
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March 27, 2015
February 23, 2015
The Center for Civil Rights Remedies ranked states and districts on their suspension rates, based on data reported to the U.S. Department of Education.
October 27, 2014
Students with behavioral disabilities often end up in the juvenile justice system after acting out at school; that referral can be the start of a downhill slide for many.
April 25, 2014
The Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts, a residential and day school for children and adults with emotional and behavioral disturbances, is the only entity in the country known to use the devices.
March 21, 2014
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.
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.