RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The story of a second-grader who was locked in a room at school has prompted the Virginia General Assembly to pass legislation to rein in the use of seclusion and restraint as methods of controlling children in public schools.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, is expected to soon sign the bill into law, making the state the 33rd to govern the use of seclusion and restraint in schools by law or regulation.
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for Delaware's Department of Education are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by a struggling, predominantly black all-girls charter school trying to stave off a second state-ordered closure.
DOE attorneys argued in court papers Tuesday that the state's decision not to renew the charter of Reach Academy for Girls in New Castle doesn't amount to intentional gender discrimination, especially because another all-girls charter school could open in the future.