Heather Darcey and her son, Logan.

Education

‘No accountability’: Kids in special education are routinely restrained. Texas lawmakers could change that

Posted on · Parents with children in special education programs say that schools have restrained the students without their knowledge. A House bill would help with that by banning the use of restraint on children under the age of 10.

The Texas Education Agency has denied reapproval of the Avondale House

Education

Texas Education Agency denies reapproval for Houston special education school Avondale House, adding strain to underfunded system

Posted on · A letter from TEA asserted that the agency’s monitoring revealed several problematic incidents, including “multiple instances of corporal punishment and/or threat of corporal punishment,” “use of force beyond what is reasonable and necessary, and restraints that do not protect the health and safety of the student, including one known restraint incident that resulted in physical injury.”

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