When an eighth-grader at Solano Middle School began forcing Makiya Howell into a girls’ restroom last month, she struggled and pulled away. “I actually tried to sit on the floor, but she jerked me up in the bathroom,” said Makiya, a 12-year-old sixth-grader. Inside waiting for her was another eighth-grader, who Makiya and her family [...]

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The department of education recently put out a Summary of Seclusion and Restraint Statutes, Regulations, Policies and guidance by State and Territory. As we receive tips and go through and double check the summary and information in this report, we will update this post.  Report errors: 1. Ohio.  The DOE erroneously reports that Ohio has banned [...]

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 14-year-old schoolboy who collapsed during an altercation with another boy has died in hospital, police said. • 14-year-old boy dies after altercation with fellow pupil • Another boy, also 14, is arrested in connection with incident that led to Rosshall Academy pupil’s death Euan Craig died shortly after noon today at the Southern General in [...]

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TTAPR on May 24th, 2012

An 11-year-old special needs student is arrested, accused of assaulting teachers. Buffie Veselka says her son, Manny Hutchinson sat in the Juvenile Detention Center downtown for three hours before she was even contacted. “He can’t say his a-b-c’s, he can’t tie his shoes,” said Veselka. “Never ever in my wildest dreams did I imagine that [...]

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Disabled students are being handed over to police for behavioral infractions — and handcuffs are just the beginning. Well, what we predicted would happen if the discipline, consequence and restraint free movement succeeded in stripping schools and teachers of their ability to maintain an educational environment is unfortunately coming to fruition.  As school budgets are cut, and [...]

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George Saucier, who lives near Sojourner Truth Academy in the Uptown area, wasn’t at all surprised by the chaotic scene that unfolded outside the school Tuesday. The school and its administrators, he said, have a serious lack of control over its students. Witnesses said the fight involved students and parents, and spilled out into the [...]

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Education, Not Incarceration.  Bronx Parents and Community Members Protest Excessive Number of Student Arrests and Suspensions On Thursday, May 10th, 2012, the New Settlement Parent Action Committee assembled Bronx parents, students, educators, faith leaders, community organizations, and advocates in a large community march entitled “Education, Not Incarceration!” protesting current New York City Department of Education [...]

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The mother of a fifth-grader at Oak Hammock K-8 School has submitted an amended lawsuit against the St. Lucie County School District. In the lawsuit the mother alleges that her 11-year-old son’s reading teacher pushed a desk into the boy and taunted him. The complaint admits that the student has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and [...]

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An honor student says she was attacked in her Bronx high school after sending Chancellor Joel Klein 25 e-mails over three months begging to be transferred away from bullies who were threatening her. Kimselle Castanos, 14, handed Klein a letter on Dec. 15 at a Brooklyn meeting pleading for a transfer after months of being [...]

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Imagine you are a school vice-principal. One day, a parent complains that the Grade 5 supply teacher made her son take a squishy banana out of the garbage can and eat it. How do you react? Do you (1) ask the parent if the kid might be exaggerating? Or (2) ask the teacher for her [...]

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