The Education Department has released a state-by-state summary of policies regarding the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. The report shows that 16 states or territories have no clear policies, guidelines or laws in place, although 33 indicated that plans to develop or revise laws or guidelines are under way. "Restraint and seclusion policies should be reviewed regularly to prevent the abuse of such techniques and ensure that schools provide a safe learning environment for all of our children," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a statement.

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