End the R-Word

End the R-Word

Posted on 25 May 2011 in Legislation, Special Education, Student Behavior | Comments Off on End the R-Word

Times are a changing – in a good way! A new public service campaign aims to: Spread the word to End the word. Last fall (October 5, 2010) the president signed Rosa’s Law to remove the word “Mental Retardation” from all federal statues and replace it with “Intellectual Disability”. And now a campaign is under way […]

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4 Reasons to Support the Keeping All Students Safe Act

Posted on 15 Apr 2011 in Legislation, School Behavior | Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Support the Keeping All Students Safe Act

Last week, HR 1381, Keeping All Students Safe Act (formerly the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in the Schools Act) was reintroduced to congress. Why is this bill important to you and why should you care? Good Question. Here are some answers: Why is this Bill Needed? Every child should be safe and protected while in school. […]

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Happy 35th Birthday IDEA

Posted on 02 Dec 2010 in Legislation | Comments Off on Happy 35th Birthday IDEA

I can’t believe that you are 35 years old IDEA – but what a difference you have made! Today there is a website with your name on it www.idea35.org and here is what people are saying: On November 29, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed into law Public Law 94-142, then known as the Education for All Handicapped […]

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Corporal Punishment Renaissance in Texas?

Posted on 16 Apr 2010 in Legislation, list, School Behavior, Special Education | Comments Off on Corporal Punishment Renaissance in Texas?

Ah, remember the good ole’ days when schools could swat a misbehaving’ pupil? Me neither. But apparently one town in Texas, Temple, was reminiscing and returned to using corporal punishment. Corporal Punishment According to a Washington Post article published today, corporal punishment remains legal in 20 states even thought there is a national push to […]

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HR 4247 Passed the House on 3/3/10

Posted on 09 Mar 2010 in Legislation, School Behavior, Special Education | Comments Off on HR 4247 Passed the House on 3/3/10

Keeping Students Safe The House has passed the Preventing Harmful Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Act (HR 4247) which is now know as the Keeping All Students Safe Act. It now moves to the Senate where it is known as S. 2860. This is an important piece of legislation whose purpose is to prevent and […]

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