special education

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(MPRN-Lansing) There’s a bipartisan effort at the state Capitol to ban special education teachers from secluding and restraining students. Under the legislation, teachers could still restrain and seclude special needs students in emergency situations. 

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“If you know one student with autism, you know one student with autism.” Thom Ratkos says that’s a phrase parents of autistic children use because each child is so different. 


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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley is pushing for changes in Michigan’s special education system. He outlined findings of his special education listening tour and survey on Tuesday to the state Board of Education. 

Voters in the nine districts that make up the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency have approved a tax increase to pay for special education services. 


1.5-mill increase would cost average home owner an additional $92 a year

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