A report finds that a relatively small group of states and jurisdictions are responsible for most of the legal actions under federal special education law, and the authors suggest that reforms be focused on those areas.
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October 15, 2015
October 09, 2015
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.
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.
May 18, 2015
The Monday action by the Supreme Court follows a recommendation from the Obama administration that the high court not take up the case, which involved a private school placement.
April 06, 2015
Black parents in the Pennsylvania district of Lower Merion had argued the district disproportionately enrolled black students in special education.
March 18, 2015
Parents are able to appeal due-process decisions to a federal court, but districts have no such right when they have disputes with state departments of education, according to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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.
February 13, 2015
A judge dismissed a case brought by a student who says she was raped by a classmate in a botched attempt to catch him sexually harassing her, but an Atlanta appeals court has agreed to rehear the issue.