ProPublica used data collected from the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights to examine rates of restraint and seclusion nationwide.
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June 19, 2014
April 25, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
New Hanover schools are complying with a state law that allows practices including seclusion rooms to deal with aggressive student behavior.
July 20, 2012
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
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.