Tag: department of education
ProPublica: Federal Government Finally Forgives Billions in Debt of Students Who’ve Become DisabledApril 2016
The move comes after a ProPublica investigation that documented how the government was making it hard for disabled borrowers to get their loans forgiven.
Annie Waldman: Who Keeps Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing to For-Profit Colleges? These GuysNovember 2015
Accreditation agencies are supposed to make sure that colleges are putting students in a position to succeed. That’s not happening at schools overseen by one accreditor in particular.
Heather Vogell: Virginia Passes Bill to Rein in Restraints of School KidsFebruary 2015
Many schools in the state still have no policies or rules around pinning kids down.
Annie Waldman: LA and New York Schools Deny Physically Restraining StudentsDecember 2014
All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren’t following through.
Heather Vogell: Cracking Down on Two Schools’ Use of RestraintsAugust 2014
Investigators found a systematic breakdown in how educators at the schools employed restraints and seclusions.
Heather Vogell: Meet the Groups Fighting Against Limits on Restraining School KidsJune 2014
The dangers of physical restraint as a form of punishment for school children.