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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.

July 22, 2016

Ky. Education Chief to Review Restraint, Seclusion in State's Largest District

Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky's education commissioner, is sending state staffers to review restraint and seclusion practices in Jefferson County.

April 22, 2016

FDA Proposal Would Ban Shock Devices at Residential School

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

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.

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