Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky's education commissioner, is sending state staffers to review restraint and seclusion practices in Jefferson County.
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July 22, 2016
April 22, 2016
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.
January 08, 2016
An Ohio teacher's alleged actions, "albeit misguided," could be pedagogically justified, according to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati.
January 07, 2016
The 26-year-old aide was filmed pinning the student to the ground and also striking him in the face. She was charged with felony child abuse.
December 10, 2015
Students with disabilities will still have their test scores reported separately, and most will continue to take the general education tests under the newly signed Every Student Succeeds Act.
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.
April 16, 2015
States would have to develop plans to prevent unnecessary restraint and seclusion in schools, and the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education program would be reauthorized under the pending ESEA rewrite.