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70,000 Students With Disabilities Secluded, Restrained in School

An Education Week Research Center analysis finds that 1 in 100 special education students was physically restrained or placed in seclusion from classmates in 2013-14. (May 16, 2017)

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Education Department funding, the prospects for a school choice initiative, and the federal regulatory footprint all could be in play in 2018.
January 17, 2018 – Education Week
Even before there was a federal education department, there was a federal education statistics agency. The National Center for Education Statistics turns 150 this year and a look at its studies over those years shows just how much American schooling has grown and changed.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
State report cards, the much-maligned and politically fraught web portals for conveying how schools stack up, are set for a head-to-toe makeover, both in how they look and the information they provide.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
The threat of litigation could motivate state officials to work with education researchers, write two law professors.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
Louisiana's two-year-old law, the nation's strictest, may be complicating the work of the researchers who use student data to study schools.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Is the United States on the right track when it comes to funding education? Five education experts and practitioners discuss.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
There's a reason school voucher programs get less effective as they're scaled up, write two researchers.
June 16, 2017 – Education Week
Measuring arts education is vital for gauging its impact, writes Sunil Iyengar of the National Endowment for the Arts.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
As the federal role in schooling recedes, state education leaders will be key to driving equity, write Aspen's Ross Wiener and Danielle Gonzales.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week Research Center analysis finds that 1 in 100 special education students was physically restrained or placed in seclusion from classmates in 2013-14.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week

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