Ed. Dept. Pushes to Reduce 'Inappropriate' Restraint, Seclusion in Special Education

Education Week: The Education Department's offices for civil rights and for special education and rehabilitative services are teaming up to "address the inappropriate use of restraint and seclusion" on students with disabilities.

The agencies on Thursday outlined three areas that they will focus on: conducting compliance reviews of school districts, providing resources on legalities and on interventions that could "reduce the need for less effective and potentially dangerous practices"; and on improving data collection on the use of restraint and seclusion.

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