Columbus artist Jenny Fine says her camera has become a tool for facilitating intimacy between herself and her family, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “Flat Granny” series, soon to be on view at the Dublin Arts Council. The artist photographed her grandmother during the last ten years of her life.
A motion filed Wednesday in federal court in Ohio seeks a temporary restraining order to limit the punishment of mentally ill boys through solitary confinement at four facilities.
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.