Schools are "still dealing with the belief that children [with disabilities] can't be educated with their peers," says Nicki Vander Meulen, an autistic school board member in Madison, Wis.
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February 19, 2020
January 17, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education's civil rights and special education offices are teaming up for compliance reviews, more assistance to schools and districts, and better data collection on the extent of seclusion and restraint.
November 02, 2018
A school resource officer cuffed two elementary school students at the biceps after being called in to calm them during an emotional outburst.
March 23, 2018
The newly-enacted federal spending bill directs the Government Accountability Office to examine whether the disciplinary method is underreported, and to offer examples of best practices on alternatives.
June 15, 2017
Parents of a child with autism filed lawsuits against the Clark County, Nev. district, after video evidence showed him being restrained repeatedly.
May 17, 2017
A Nebraska senator introduced a bill that would give teachers legal cover to physically restraint disruptive students, prompting a strong positive response from members of the state teachers' union.
April 21, 2017
States have adopted some of the restraint and seclusion guidelines recommended by the U.S. Department of Education, but that adoption has been uneven.
December 29, 2016
Three new documents describe the responsibilities of all schools, including charters, in following Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
October 21, 2016
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
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.