Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Ohio schools’ now have a set of guidelines to follow when it comes to their use of seclusion rooms and restraints. The State Board of Education passed a policy regulating seclusion and restraint at their board meeting Tuesday. Seclusion rooms are small rooms used to isolate students, and restraints are when a student is held [...]
An investigation by Ohio public radio stations and the Columbus Dispatch showed the state does not have any policy regarding the use of seclusion rooms in schools, and many school misuse or overuse the rooms.
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the Ohio Department of Education to phase out the use or rooms used to lock away for behaviors ranging from throwing an eraser to assault.
The investigation into seclusion rooms began after a Columbus woman said her son was locked in a small room and forced to lie in a puddle of his own urine.
On Monday, we told you about the unregulated use of seclusion rooms in Ohio schools. The use of the special rooms to isolate students for behavioral problems is in some ways an outgrowth of a longstanding movement to integrate special needs students into “regular” school.
An investigation by Ohio public stations and the Columbus Dispatch shows rooms meant to keep students safe and help them calm down are often misused for punishment.