Oct 15
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The Center for Learner Equity: Harsh Disciplinary Practices For Students With Disabilities Rises Once Again

On October 15, NJ Left Behind reprinted the Center’s statement on new data from the Civil Rights Data Collection that shows that students with disabilities continue to face disproportionate rates of harsh disciplinary practices. 

Students with disabilities have long faced disproportionate rates of harsh disciplinary practices like physical or mechanical restraint and seclusion—often with disastrous results, including permanent injury and death. New data from the Civil Rights Data Collection released today by the US Department of Education shows that this disproportionality has sharply increased—a shocking and disappointing trend.

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