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Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting special needs teen

A 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl who has special needs.

According to the probable cause report submitted by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the incident occurred on Wednesday, March 8.

A teacher reportedly contacted authorities after noticing that her student was acting different.

“The teacher said the victim is one of her special needs students that she watches carefully,” states the report. “The teacher noticed that the victim was rapidly shaking her leg and appeared very upset and this is unusual behavior for the victim.”

The teacher questioned the teen and she reportedly told her about the incident, which involved unwanted physical contact to the victim’s private areas.

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U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Level of Benefit Required in Special Education

The justices debate the meaning of various words and phrases that might be used in a standard affecting thousands of students with disabilities.

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College Board Makes it Easier for Students With Disabilities to Get Accommodations – On Special Education – Education Week

Most students whose IEPs call for testing accommodations will have those same accommodations approved when they’re taking the SAT or Advanced Placement tests.

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Yonkers, N.Y., District Commits to More Inclusion of Students with Disabilities – On Special Education – Education Week

The U.S. Department of Education’s office for civil rights said that some students were placed in self-contained special education settings without an individualized justification for doing so.

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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Case on Service Dog and Special Education

The justices have tough questions for both sides about whether a family must exhaust administrative remedies before suing for damages over the denial of a service dog at school.

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Video of Teacher Dragging Special Education Student Roils Mississippi District – On Special Education – Education Week

A Greenville, Miss. teacher was fired and a superintendent placed on administrative leave after a video of a student being dragged by her hair surfaced on social media.

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Device Hacks for Kids with Special Needs

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Special Report: Moving the Needle on Achievement – Education Week

Education Week takes a look at the hard work of school improvement and boosting the performance of all students, against the backdrop of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Level of Benefit Required by Special Education Law

The justices will consider the level of education benefit a child must receive for a district to have complied with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

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ESPN’s ‘Outside the Lines’ Airs Special Report on Youth-Athlete Hazing – Schooled in Sports – Education Week

On Tuesday evening, ESPN’s Outside the Lines debuted an hour-long feature about the growing number of youth-athlete hazing incidents that have involved teammates sodomizing one another.

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