Disability

Read: OCR Settles with Los Angeles Schools on Students with Disabilities During Pandemic

OCR Settles with Los Angeles Schools on Students with Disabilities During Pandemic

Office for Civil Rights Reaches Resolution Agreement with Nation’s Second Largest School District, Los Angeles Unified, to Meet Needs of Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 Pandemic

Read: Opinion: Did Michigan’s New Door Barricade Device Legislation Just Empower Bullies?

Opinion: Did Michigan’s New Door Barricade Device Legislation Just Empower Bullies?

Safety and security are a priority for schools and legislators, but life safety shortcuts, such as door barricade devices, may lead to even more tragedy.

Read: Editor’s Picks: Amy’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

Editor’s Picks: Amy’s Top 10 Campus Safety Stories from 2021

My top stories from this year include site assessment photos, a Clery crime quiz, and an unexpected delivery.

Read: GAO Releases Report on Increase in Student Bullying, Hate Crimes and Violence

GAO Releases Report on Increase in Student Bullying, Hate Crimes and Violence

The in-depth report breaks down the increase in hostile behaviors among students and how schools and the Education Department are addressing it.

Read: Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ban on School Mask Mandates

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ban on School Mask Mandates

The judge ruled Governor Greg Abbott’s ban on school mask mandates violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Read: Florida Parents Sue Governor Over Barring of Mask Mandates in Schools

Florida Parents Sue Governor Over Barring of Mask Mandates in Schools

The parents of 15 school children with disabilities say the mask mandate ban violates the ADA.

Read: New Bill Bans Seclusion and Face Down Restraints in Illinois Schools

New Bill Bans Seclusion and Face Down Restraints in Illinois Schools

Alleged misuse of these restraints prompts lawmakers to pass legislation against it.

Read: Some New York City Schools to Reopen

Some New York City Schools to Reopen

However, most middle schools and high schools in New York City will continue with distance learning until further notice.

Read: Legacy Health Will No Longer Arrest Non-Violent Trespassers

Legacy Health Will No Longer Arrest Non-Violent Trespassers

Last week, a non-violent patient was placed in handcuffs when she refused to leave Legacy Emanuel Medical Center’s emergency room after being discharged.

Read: Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

Iowa City Community Schools to Make All Playgrounds ADA-Compliant

After parents filed a complaint, the Department of Justice surveyed 12 playgrounds and found more than 200 adjustments that needed to be made to comply.

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