The Georgia Board of Education has proposed new rules about the use of restraint and seclusion in schools that could be approved as early as its July meeting. The proposed rules would prohibit the use of seclusion, chemical restraints such as prescription drugs, mechanical restraints, or prone rest...
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May 20, 2010
April 21, 2010
A federal judge signed a joint settlement agreement Monday, putting an end to a 26-year-old special education lawsuit in Baltimore City. U.S. District Judge Marvin Garbis signed the agreement, which concludes court oversight of the schools, noting that Baltimore City Public Schools made significant...
April 09, 2010
A federal appeals court Monday upheld budget-driven Hawaii teacher furlough days from a lawsuit on behalf of special education students whose parents claimed they would be harmed by lack of instructional days, the Honolulu Advertiser reports. The Advertiser quoted this excerpt from the Ninth U.S. ...
March 10, 2010
A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval of the settlement of a 26-year old special education lawsuit in Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun reports. The settlement would end court oversight in July and end the lawsuit by September 2012, if certain requirements are met. The state will conti...
February 04, 2010
The House Education and Labor Committee signs off on a measure that would set the first federal safety standards for schools using the techniques.
November 10, 2009
Lawyers for parents of students in special education to appeal the decision.
October 29, 2009
Hawaii may have to lay off "thousands" of education department employees, if a cost-saving plan for furlough days is blocked by a federal judge, school officials said in an article in the Honolulu Advertiser. Today is the second of 17 "furlough Fridays" when schools will close in the state. A jud...
October 22, 2009
The deal is designed to end the disparities in services across districts in Ohio.
October 19, 2009
Hawaii's plan to reduce costs by closing public schools for 17 "furlough" Fridays this year may prompt a federal class action on behalf of special education students, reports the Honolulu Advertiser. "While we are not anxious to file a lawsuit," Eric Seitz, a Honolulu lawyer, told the paper, he wil...
September 08, 2009
The department suggests that school officials consider ways of providing educational materials in accessible formats or through the use of auxiliary aids and services in order for a student with a disability to participate in a distance-learning program.