Live Blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy – Please Join Us!

Wrightslaw is live blogging from the Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA) all week. We hope you will join us! Day 1    Day 2 & 3     Day 4    Continue Reading →

OCR Releases New Civil Rights – Education Data

US DOE Office for Civil Rights has released the new civil rights-education data collected nationwide. A few of the shocking findings: Teachers in elementary schools serving the most Hispanic and Continue Reading →

When School Discipline Policies Fail to Make Schools Safer

The JustChildren program at the non-profit Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, VA has released a study that argues more school districts should adopt the [VA] state-approved, individualized discipline philosophy Continue Reading →

Must Police Obtain a Warrant or Consent Before Interviewing Child at School?

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether police and social workers must obtain a warrant, court order, or parental consent before interviewing children at school about claims of Continue Reading →

Eye on the Prize: Keeping All Students Safe

In their article, Eye on the Prize: Keeping All Children Safe, Tricia and Calvin Luker, from Our Children Left Behind, provide a summary of the provisions passed by the House Continue Reading →

Article being revised: “Preventing Harmful Restraint/Seclusion in Schools Act” –

On Tuesday, July 13, we received the text of an article, “Preventing Harmful Restraint/Seclusion in Schools Act” by Jess Butler, Esq.  Jess is the Congressional Affairs Coordinator for the Autism Continue Reading →

9th Circuit Blocks Isolation Room Lawsuit

A Washington school placed D.P., an autistic child, in a locked isolation room pursuant to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that allowed him to be placed in a “safe room” Continue Reading →