States have adopted some of the restraint and seclusion guidelines recommended by the U.S. Department of Education, but that adoption has been uneven.
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April 21, 2017
December 29, 2016
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
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
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
Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky's education commissioner, is sending state staffers to review restraint and seclusion practices in Jefferson County.
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.