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Seclusion and Restraint

Exercising Restraint in Schools

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Education
Bill Lichtenstein

The controversy surrounding the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms in schools has exploded and resonated across the country from Hawaii to Massachusetts.

Rebecca Klein

Thousands Of Students Are Put In Seclusion Rooms Every Year, And Federal Law Isn't Stopping It

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Almost nothing happened to a North Carolina school after the discovery that personnel repeatedly used mechanical restraints on 18 special needs studen...

The Push for Public School

Laura Barrett | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Laura Barrett

Confusion, ambivalence and anger all seem to accompany many discussions of public education. High stakes testing, positive behavior intervention and s...

Still a Terrifying Way to Discipline Children: One Year Later

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 02.22.2014 | Education
Bill Lichtenstein

One year ago, I wrote an article for the New York Times exposing the use of physical restraints and isolation rooms with students in schools across th...

Parents Fight Back Against Schools' Deadly Tactics

Posted 11.30.2012 | Education

Families across the country are challenging a system they say has not only failed to educate and protect their children, but also endangered their liv...

Andrea Stone

Terrible Time Out: Arizona School Sued For Giving Boy Sugar, Putting In Padded Box

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.19.2012 | Education

An Arizona couple is suing their son's former school district for allegedly throwing him in a tiny, windowless room for bad behavior they say was caus...

Joy Resmovits

Locking Johnny In Seclusion Doesn't Help Violent Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.13.2012 | Education

During Elijah's early years in school, Debbie Jackson, his single mother, routinely came home to hear messages of his screams on her answering machine...

Nothing Is More Important Than Keeping Kids Safe in School

Rep. George Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. George Miller

Today, the Committee on Education and Labor considered the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rod...