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January 08, 2016

Alleged Gagging, Binding of Student Is Not Constitutional Violation, Court Rules

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

Special Education Aide Arrested After Striking Student

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

What Does ESSA Mean for Special Education?

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

Justice Department Weighs in on Kentucky Restraint Case

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

Kentucky Officer in Handcuffing Incident Complied With School Policy, District Says

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 Restraint Lawsuit Focuses Attention on School Resource Officers

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

Handcuffing of Students In Kentucky District Prompts ACLU Lawsuit

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

Restraint and Seclusion, Gifted Education Among Amendments to ESEA Bill

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.

February 06, 2015

Use of Restraint and Seclusion Under Scrutiny in Virginia, Connecticut

A measure that would regulate the use of restraint and seclusion has passed the Virginia state legislature, while a child advocate in Connecticut pushes for further restrictions in that state.

November 14, 2014

Restraint and Seclusion Rates Remain Relatively Steady Despite Policy Changes

Districts within the same state often show dramatic differences in their use of restraint and seclusion, according to a recent report from the Carsey Institute of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.

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