9 11, 2017

What is a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR)?


When a child with a disability engages in behavior or breaks a code of conduct and the school proposes to remove the child, the school must hold a hearing to determine if the child’s behavior was caused by his disability. This hearing, a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR), is a process to review all relevant information and the relationship between the child’s disability and the behavior. Consequences for problem behaviors should not discriminate against a child based on his disability. Yet, schools continue to suspend and expel students with disabilities for behavior caused by their disabilities. Based on practical experience, Attorney Bill [...]

What is a Manifestation Determination Review (MDR)?2017-11-09T13:26:46-06:00
26 09, 2016

Rethinking Discipline


Teachers and students deserve school environments that are safe, supportive, and conducive to teaching and learning. Creating a supportive school climate—and decreasing suspensions and expulsions—requires close attention to the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of all students.

Rethinking Discipline2019-05-30T11:50:40-05:00


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