AASA just issued a second report entitled How Seclusion and Restraint Protects Students and School Personnel.  AASA’s report was written to denounce proposed Senate bill S.2020 which would bar the use of seclusion and disallow the use of restraint as part of a student’s treatment plan. AASA’s report supports keeping rules regarding the treatment and [...]

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TTAPR on July 21st, 2012

Seven youths referred to court for violent behavior in lockups. Answering demands from angry lawmakers, state officials are moving quickly to remove youthful offenders with a history of violence behind bars from the state’s six juvenile-justice lockups. Jay Kimbrough, interim executive director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, said seven troublemakers are being referred back [...]

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SOCIAL workers are suffering serious injuries and stress, claim union bosses. The recent allegation that a 16-year-old boy threatened to slit his social worker’s throat highlights the fear that social workers are living in, claims IMPACT union. The female social worker had been subjected to repeated serious threats while working with the teen for the [...]

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A 15-year-old girl tests out old proverb and winds up in jail. In a bizarre Stuyvesant Town burglary, the robber – a 15 year old girl AWOL from a group home allegedly bit a Manhattan judge – while another judge threw her in jail today for going AWOL from her group home. Burgess remains on the hook [...]

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DC spends nearly $30,000 per pupil and only 59% of the high school students graduate on time.  This spending figure is about triple what the DC voucher program spends per pupil—and the voucher students have a much higher graduation rate and perform as well or better academically. These figures can only lead to two possible [...]

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Local school district officials in Maine discussed the implications brought about by a new state law that restricts the use of physical restraint and seclusion of students. It was the occasion of the first reading of School Administrative District 72?s policy on the “Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion” at the school board’s meeting on June 20, [...]

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There they go again — letting another young gun go free! For the second time in a week,a Manhattan appeals court has overturned the conviction of a teen found packing heat in a crime-ridden neighborhood after a stop-and-frisk. In yesterday’s stunning decision, the five judge panel reversed the conviction of a 14-year-old boy with a [...]

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Administrators at a charter school repeatedly failed to take action after a 7-year-old student was bullied and sexually assaulted by an older classmate to the point that he attempted suicide, the boy’s mother claims in a lawsuit filed Monday. The boy first told his mother in November 2011 that the 11-year-old boy “made me do [...]

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