Special Needs, Troubled Schools

Special Needs, Troubled Schools

Private special education schools in Massachusetts face greater scrutiny as allegations of abuse and neglect mount.

Abuse and neglect reports mount at special ed schools, official says

Massachusetts regulators received 95 reports of alleged abuse and neglect at residential special education schools since July 1, according to the state’s Department of Early Education and Care.

Hearings begin on troubles at special education schools

Top Massachusetts education officials are scheduled to testify at a hearing focusing on questions of abuse, neglect and taxpayer funding of the state’s private special educational schools.

Cash flows via multiple channels to executive at special education school

Payments from the Chamberlain International School to entities controlled by its executive director raise questions of whether he uses the nonprofit for personal gain or misspends public funds.

State lawmaker to examine alleged issues at Middleborough special ed school

Lawmaker will reach out to regulators to learn more about oversight of private schools funded with taxpayer dollars.

Runaways, findings of neglect and abuse cast shadow at Chamberlain school

Special-education institution has been investigated and sued many times.