Washington State Legislature Moves to Limit Schools Pinning Down and Isolating Kids
by Annie Waldman ProPublica, March 10, 2015, 11:31 a.m. A bill that would limit Washington public schools restraining or isolating students is working its way through the state Legislature, making it at least the fourth state to move to limit restraints in recent months. Last year, an analysis of government data by ProPublica and NPR revealed that educators frequently <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/schools-restraints-seclusions">pin down kids and isolate them</a>. During the 2012 school year, these practices were used on students more than 267,000 times. Nearly three-quarters of the reported restraints involved children with disabilities. Hundreds of children are injured each year during restraints <a href="http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d09719t.pdf">and at least ...
The 2015 Conference on School Culture, Climate, and Positive Behavior Support
I'm pleased to announce that I will be a keynote speaker at this year's Conference on School Culture, Climate, and Positive Behavior Support. I will also be conducting a break-out session. Here's some information about the event, which will be held August 12-13 in Bedford, New Hampshire: This Institute will focus on sharing examples, tools, and practices within a multi-tiered system of supports framework in order to help schools and communities to improve their culture, climate, and safety and features a youth strand to engage young people who are interested in learning about how to become leaders of and advocates ...
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