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June 19, 2014

Report Catalogues Over 267,000 Restraint and Seclusion Cases in One School Year

ProPublica used data collected from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights to examine rates of restraint and seclusion nationwide.

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.

February 28, 2014

Wealthy Districts Restrain, Seclude More Than High Poverty Districts, Study Asserts

While few districts overall use these techniques to manage student behavior, they are most likely to be used on students with disabilities, the researchers said.

February 12, 2014

Report: Families Have Few Resources to Fight Restraint, Seclusion of Children

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.

May 30, 2013

Campaign Against Restraint and Seclusion Launches With New Film

The Stop Hurting Kids campaign, a coalition of more than 20 advocacy groups, will premiere a documentary that talks about restraint and seclusion from the perspective of youth and their families.

November 05, 2012

After 30 Years of Special Ed. Law, How Far Have We Really Come?

Talking with a group of foreigners about the U.S. special education system recently, I wondered how well the American system really works.

September 18, 2012

Seclusion in N.C. District Legal, Feds Say

New Hanover schools are complying with a state law that allows practices including seclusion rooms to deal with aggressive student behavior.

July 20, 2012

School Boards Group Wants Restraint, Seclusion Proposal Diluted

The National School Boards Association is seeking a far less heavy-handed version of proposed federal legislation and exemptions from any national law for states with their own guidance or legislation.

July 12, 2012

At Senate Hearing, Witnesses Offer Alternatives to Restraints, Seclusion

The hearing concentrated on how schools and students have and can avoid using restraints and seclusion and address the behavior that may have triggered those techniques to be employed in the first place.

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