Mount Vernon schools to overhaul special ed department per court agreement

News Story (New York)

Mount Vernon schools to overhaul special ed department per court agreement

June 13, 2018 | Colleen Wilson | Journal News (NY)
The city school district has agreed to hire a monitor and make sweeping changes to its special education department, according to a settlement that has ended a five-year legal battle started by several families of children with special needs.
Tags: Disability Rights | Education

EdSource

Media, Research/Policy/Organizing (California)

EdSource

Multi-media education platform for the state, which with over 6 million students is the largest and most diverse public education system in the nation. Source of education information, research, and analysis
Tags: Education

N.H. study shows certain groups of students more likely to be kicked out of school

News Story (New Hampshire)

N.H. study shows certain groups of students more likely to be kicked out of school

October 8, 2016 | Lola Duffort | Concord Monitor (NH)
A recent University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy studyfound that male students, students of color, students with disabilities, and homeless students were much more likely than their peers to experience exclusionary discipline.
Tags: Education | Schools: Discipline

Set to Stun

Feature (NATIONAL)

Set to Stun

August 11, 2016 | Rebecca Klein | Huffington Post
Children are being Tasered by school-based police officers. No one knows how often it’s happening or what impact it’s having on students.
Tags: Education | Schools: Discipline

Advocates for Children of New York

Provider (New York)

Advocates for Children of New York

Formed in 1969, serves New York City students from birth through age 26, focusing on students from low-income backgrounds who are struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination.
Tags: Children & Juvenile, Education, Schools: Discipline, Schools: Discrimination