A Federal lawsuit filed on behalf of five Lincoln County elementary students accuses local school officials of failing to report and prevent “sexual harassment and assault” by a 6-year-old boy who they said touched their genitals, hit them in the crotch and exposed himself. The lawsuit says “sexual touching” occurred in classrooms and on the [...]

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Oregon’s intervention and supervision policies in school’s lacking as students. A middle school boy was rushed to the hospital after playing a dangerous game known by some as the “choking game.” The incident happened Tuesday afternoon at Whitford Middle School, during school hours and under the supervision of at least one teacher, according to the [...]

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As of Sept. 1, Oregon’s legislation alleges that it will be illegal for a school in Oregon to have a seclusion cell aka room on campus, but one Portland school is says the rule doesn’t apply to them and is adding an isolation room. The room has been put in at Cherry Park Elementary School [...]

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According to the Oregon Department of Education, the Act “requires State Education Agencies to establish a school choice policy for students attending a persistently dangerous school as defined by the state.” The Act also requires that students “who becomes a victim of a violent criminal offense” be “allowed to attend a safe educational agency, including [...]

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Oregon high schools’ on-time graduation rate remains mired at 68 percent for the class of 2012, the same as the year before, when Oregon ranked fourth worst in the nation. Oregon schools chief Rob Saxton said he was disappointed by the stubbornly low rate, and then, like most spineless state administrators failed to accept any [...]

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A high school teacher intends to press charges against a student this week after she told the York County Sheriff’s Office that the student punched her in the face and threw a cup of urine out of a bus window while on a field trip to Carowinds. The incident happened earlier this month while students [...]

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The number of students in special education across Oregon continues to increas Since 2008-09, the number has risen by 2,727 kids — a 3.3 percent growth rate, which is faster than Oregon’s population growth of 2.6 percent in that period. Much of the increase has been in autism, which continued an upward trend with an [...]

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A lawsuit on behalf of five Lincoln County elementary students accuses local school officials of failing to report and prevent “sexual harassment and assault” by a 6-year-old boy who they said touched their genitals, hit them in the crotch and exposed himself. The federal suit, filed on Nov. 15, names as defendants: the Lincoln County [...]

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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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Psychiatrist Curt Sturos tends to troubled kids in southern Oregon.  Oregon has a very restrictive behavior intervention practices which limits the tools practitioners have to  manage behavioral problems. According to doctors in Oregon, the state lacks options beyond drugs to treat severely troubled children.sd Thus the question is whose fault is it that children are being [...]

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