Education

Advocates and parents decry Maine DOE complaint procedure

Thursday, December 30, 2010In June, two requests were sent from parents of students with disabilities to the Maine Department of Education regarding the improper use of physical restraint in the state’s public schools. In one of the cases, a student was allegedly held…

Restraint and seclusion rampant in schools

Thursday, December 30, 2010Connecticut schools used restraint and seclusion procedures against students with disabilities more than 18,000 times in 2009, according to an article by the online journalism outfit Connecticut Health Investigative Team. The data came through a Freedom of Information Act request…

Alabama lawsuit alleges abuse in school

Thursday, December 30, 2010A second-grade teacher in Birmingham, Alabama allegedly beat a nine-year-old boy who receives special education services with a belt, according to a lawsuit filed by the boy’s mother Dec. 7. As part of the boy’s special education requirements, teachers are…

State meeting funding obligations for special education, Court says

Wednesday, December 22, 2010The Washington State Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling in an 8-1 decision Dec. 9 that the state is meeting its constitutional obligations in regards to its funding of special education programs. The School District’s Alliance for Adequate Funding…

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