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Boy, 5, records teacher berating him in class

5-year-old Gabriel Ross took a hidden tape recorder to school, on behalf of his parents, after months of explaining to them that his teacher, S. Ellen Jones ...
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Senators: Texas school discipline policies too harsh

Senators: Texas school discipline policies too harsh | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
Students as young as 10 are getting criminal tickets for what once was school discipline, and lawmakers want to see that end...
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Mississippi Town Sued Over 'School-To-Prison' Pipeline

Mississippi Town Sued Over 'School-To-Prison' Pipeline | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
Federal civil rights lawyers have filed a lawsuit against Meridian, Mississippi and other defendants in which they accuse city officials of operating a “school-to-prison pipeline” that jails students days at a time for minor infractions, without a...
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Why Is Paddling Still Allowed In Schools?

Why Is Paddling Still Allowed In Schools? | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
Corporal punishment is taking place in 19 states across the country, despite a raft of evidence that it causes serious harm in children...
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HoustonPBS - "American Graduate: Community Forum" an online event

HoustonPBS - "American Graduate: Community Forum" an online event | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
American Graduate: Community Forum. HoustonPBS -- The channel that changes you.
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Chairman Miller on CNN discussing seclusion and restraint techniques

This is a great video that gives excellent advice to both parents and educators regarding how the process "should" work.  

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Opening Statement Examining the Abusive and Deadly Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Rep. George Miller, chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, delivers his opening statement at a hearing examining the abusive and deadly use of seclusion and restrain in schools. 

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Mother Testifies About Her Son's Death After Being Restrianed in School: Toni Price

Toni Price, mother of a victim who died, testifies at a hearing examining the abusive and deadly use of seclusion and restraint on May 19, 2009.
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Sign a Petition to Stop the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Sign a Petition to Stop the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it

Put the "public" back into education!  Let your voice be heard regarding the use of seclusion and restraint in schools.     

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Examining the Abusive and Deadly Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools: Rep Andrews - Q&A

Rep. Rob Andrews asks questions of the witnesses during a hearing examining the abusive and deadly use of seclusion and restraint on May 19, 2009.
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Home | Dignity In Schools

Home | Dignity In Schools | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it

The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) challenges the systemic problem of pushout in our nation's schools and advocates for the human right of every child to a quality education and to be treated with dignity. The DSC unites parents, youth, educators and advocates in a campaign to promote local and national alternatives to a culture of zero-tolerance, punishment and removal.  This website includes a searchable database of research on pushout, school discipline, and positive alternatives, specific resources for youth, parents and educators, and information about our active campaign projects.

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Harsh Penalties for Disruptive Students

Harsh Penalties for Disruptive Students | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
Readers react to a father’s story about the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms as a form of discipline.
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Teacher Caught On Tape Bullying Special Needs Students In Ohio

There are good teachers out there that should spend more time marching against bad teachers instead of those that would like to rein in bad teachers. Is the ...
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Suspending Disbelief: Obama Administration Proposes Race-Based School Discipline System

The White House thinks that schools are providing too much discipline to black students, and it is proposing race-based quotas for school suspensions. That's...
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Survey Finds 11 Texas School Districts Spent $227 Million On Discipline, Security

Survey Finds 11 Texas School Districts Spent $227 Million On Discipline, Security | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
Officials in Texas spend $227 million annually on disciplinary problems and school security, according to a recent Texas Appleseed survey of 11 major public school districts representing 1 million students.
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Do We Really Still Use Corporal Punishment in Schools?

Do We Really Still Use Corporal Punishment in Schools? | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
Corporal punishment may be under attack once again because we are starting a new school year. But until we outlaw it from every state in the country, we will have the problems associated with it each year.
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School under fire after male employee paddles teen girl

School under fire after male employee paddles teen girl | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
CNN’s Schools of Thought blog covers education from a variety of perspectives that include policies, practices and people.
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NBC Education Nation

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Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.
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Manatee_vs._T.D.-F__ADHD__Fed._Ct..pdf

This Court has undertaken a review of the administrative record with the purpose of making an independent determination of whether TDF is a child with a disability entitled to the protections of the IDEA. See Walker Co. Sch. District v. Bennet, 203 F.3d, 1293, 1298 (llth Cir. 2000). Upon consideration of the parties' briefs and after hearing oral argument, this Court finds by a preponderance of the evidence that TDF qualifies as a "child with a disability" within the meaning of the IDEA and is entitled to its protections.

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Examining the Abusive and Deadly Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools: Greg Kutz

Greg Kutz , Managing Director of Forensic Audits and Special Investigations for the U.S. Government Accountability Office, testifies at a hearing examining the seclusion of children, commonly referred to as "in-school suspension" in public schools and the use of the restraint of children in school. 

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Positive Solutions to Seclusion and Restraint in Schools: Elizabeth Hanselman

Elizabeth Hanselman, Assistant Superintendant for Special Education and Support Services, offers positive alternatives to seclusion and restraint in schools.

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Dodd Discusses The New Report on Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Schools

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions does an excellent job discussing the laws regarding seclusion and restraint in schools and how protecting our children from seclusion and restraint in the public school system was regretfully overlooked.

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TASH Responds to AASA Position Supporting Restraint and Seclusion in Schools | TASH

TASH Responds to AASA Position Supporting Restraint and Seclusion in Schools | TASH | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it

Last week, the American Association of School Administrators issued an unsubstantiated, ill-informed and reckless report in which it voiced support for restraint and seclusion use on children in our schools. This report gained much attention through e-mail circulation and national news reports. TASH has responded in order to bring clarity and truth to the conversation.

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Time for a Time Out: Why Are 40,000 Children So Harshly Disciplined in Public Schools? | Healthland | TIME.com

Time for a Time Out: Why Are 40,000 Children So Harshly Disciplined in Public Schools? | Healthland | TIME.com | Harsh Discipline for Students in U.S. Schools | Scoop.it
(UPDATED) Locked in cramped, windowless rooms, tied in body-restricting bags, denied food, water and bathroom access: all of this is happening not to patients in the overlooked back wards of state mental hospitals, but to children as young as 5 in...
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