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February 19, 2020

Autistic School Board Member Pushes for Inclusion, Understanding

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.

January 17, 2019

Ed. Dept. Pushes to Reduce 'Inappropriate' Restraint, Seclusion in Special Education

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

Sheriff's Office in Kentucky Pays $337,000 Settlement in Student-Restraint Lawsuit

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

Restraint and Seclusion Study Directive Included in New Budget Bill

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 Awarded $900K After Hidden Cameras Capture Student Restraint

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

Heavy Response to Nebraska Restraint Bill Illuminates Teachers' Frustrations

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

How Many States Are Following Federal Restraint and Seclusion Guidelines?

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

New Guidance Outlines Civil Rights Protections for Students With Disabilities

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

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.

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