School Police: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Bringing police into public schools is a trend that exploded in the 1990s, after high-profile school shooting incidents at Columbine and Jonesboro. When a reader asked a question about school Continue Reading →

Will the Senate Pass the Restraint & Seclusion Bill?

Call your Senators and ask them to pass S.2860, the restraint/seclusion bill as it passed the House.  Dial 202-224-3121 or go to http://www.senate.gov, click on Senators for contact information (including Continue Reading →

High Expectations: Raising the Bar for Children with Disabilities?

At the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children last week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called on special educators to take responsibility for the success of their students. Duncan Continue Reading →

Who Bears the Responsiblity For Student Success?

Are teachers being “scapegoated” or are American taxpayers being fleeced by our education system? Last month we posted a link to an article about reactions from national teachers’ unions to Continue Reading →

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation – Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship Program is seeking professionals and/or family members of persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities currently working/volunteering in the field of inclusive Continue Reading →

Congressional Committee Considers Restraint and Seclusion Bill

The House Committee on Education and Labor will mark up the Congressional restraint/seclusion bill this Thursday, February 4.  During mark-up, the Congressional Committee will consider the bill and any proposed Continue Reading →

Congressional Committee Considers Restraint and Seclusion Bill

The House Committee on Education and Labor will mark up the Congressional restraint/seclusion bill this Thursday, February 4.  During mark-up, the Congressional Committee will consider the bill and any proposed Continue Reading →