One Shelby County board member is speaking out after the repeated violence and weapon confiscation in Shelby County schools. Shelby County School Board Member Kevin Woods admits “We do understand there are elements in our community that will find it’s way in schools.” Since the first week of the school year, repeated incidents of students [...]

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Alan Schwartz writes of how doctors are using medications as de facto educational reform — giving ADHD medications to low-income students, not because they have the disorder, but because they are struggling in schools that can’t teach them properly. “I don’t have a whole lot of choice,” he quotes Dr. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician whose [...]

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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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TTAPR on April 19th, 2012

It’s not the first time we’ve seen this. A nine year old boy won’t be at school in the morning. He was suspended for fighting back against a bully. The school said there’s a no fighting policy so they’re both being punished. There’s a visible mark on third grader Nathan Pemberton’s cheek and eye after [...]

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The school day was well under way when the fight between two boys broke out on the fourth floor of Overbrook High School: A 17-year-old walking to class was punched multiple times by a younger boy. At first, the unarmed school police officers who intervened didn’t think the incident was serious enough to summon city [...]

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Each year brings new challenges in providing safe learning environments for students and teachers in Idaho schools. The Filer School Board faced one of these situations Wednesday by approving a seclusion and restraint policy for students exhibiting behavior that may cause physical harm to students, staff or property. Federal law requires that public school-aged children, [...]

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Education secretary seeks to stem ‘erosion of adult authority’ by recruiting former male soldiers to the classroom and giving power back to the teachers. So teachers can once again be safe in and control a classroom so that students respect the classroom and a learning environment can be maintained. Anyone who is familiar with England’s [...]

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Congressman Miller is proposing that for States to receive Federal Education money, they would be required to adhere to the Federal restraints in school bill H.R. 1381 which does not allow the use of restraint or seclusion to be included in a student’s IEP. This was a major point of contention and the reason why [...]

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