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Illinois restricts how students are secluded and restrained

Illinois restricts how students are secluded and restrained

Associated Press February 20, 2020

The Illinois State Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt permanent rules that ban the use of locked seclusion rooms and prohibit schools from using prone restraint, a move that restricts the state’s...

Governor J.B. Pritzker waves to the crowd as he participates in Sundays pride parade.

Pritzker’s emergency order restricts timeout rooms in schools

Associated Press November 21, 2019

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday ordered the state’s public schools to immediately restrict the use of isolation rooms for students who don’t pose a clear safety...

Panel at DePaul highlights Chicago’s struggle with special education

John Blocher February 22, 2015

On May 22, 2013, Chicago voted to close 50 public schools.  Among those most affected were special needs students.  Last week DePaul’s College of Education  held a panel discussion to inform listeners...

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