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October 21, 2016

Video of Teacher Dragging Special Education Student Roils Mississippi District

A Greenville, Miss. teacher was fired and a superintendent placed on administrative leave after a video of a student being dragged by her hair surfaced on social media.

September 14, 2016

Texas Special Education Camera Law Just Got a Lot Broader

The Texas attorney general said that a request for a camera from one parent requires that a district install cameras in self-contained classrooms throughout the district.

April 22, 2016

FDA Proposal Would Ban Shock Devices at Residential School

Two years after an expert panel recommended the action, the FDA has proposed a complete ban on the use of aversive devices that deliver an electric shock to ward off aversive behaviors.

March 10, 2016

Learning, Behavioral Issues Could Be Defense for Virginia Students

Students will be allowed to use school records as evidence in cases where they are charged with acting "willfully or intentionally."

January 28, 2016

Special Education Parents File Complaint Against New York City Charter Network

The Success Academies, a network that educates 11,000 children, is the subject of a complaint over its disciplinary practices, which some allege unfairly target students with disabilities.

March 27, 2015

Report: More States Adopting Restrictions on Restraint and Seclusion

Many states lawmakers are modeling their policies after federal legislation that was introduced in 2010 but never passed Congress, according to an advocacy report.

February 23, 2015

States' Suspension Rates Vary Widely for Students With Disabilities, Group Says

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

Report Explores 'Pipeline to Prison' for Students With Disabilities

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

FDA Panel Recommends Banning Shock Devices Used at Residential School

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

Report: Students With Disabilities Face Harsher School Discipline Than Peers

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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