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TEA Reviews Calm Rooms After NBC 5 Investigation

TEA Reviews Calm Rooms After NBC 5 Investigation

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NBC 5 Investigates has learned The Texas Education Agency is reviewing a 2012 recorded incident at a Plano elementary school where an 8-year-old autistic student was forcibly held in a so-called “calm room.” Read More

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 Share
Plano ISD Changes Calm Room Policy

Plano ISD Changes Calm Room Policy

Two Plano Independent School District teachers have lost their jobs after an NBC 5 Investigation uncovered an incident involving a calm room inside a Plano ISD elementary school. Read More

Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 Share
Video Provides Rare Glimpse Into Plano ISD Calm Room

Video Provides Rare Glimpse Into Plano ISD Calm Room

A five-month-long probe by NBC 5 Investigates has caught the Plano Independent School District and a teacher breaking state rules. Read More

Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 Share
At Least Five ISDs Use Calm Rooms to Temper Disruptive Students

At Least Five ISDs Use Calm Rooms to Temper Disruptive Students

NBC 5 Investigates found at least five school districts that have a dedicated room where they send disruptive students. Read More

Monday, Nov 3, 2014 Share
Mansfield Defends Recovery Rooms for Troubled Children

Mansfield Defends Recovery Rooms for Troubled Children

A monthslong NBC 5 Investigation reveals a secret inside dozens of North Texas schools, small rooms used to calm students with behavior problems. Read More

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 Share
Strong Reaction to Mansfield ISD Discipline Room

Strong Reaction to Mansfield ISD Discipline Room

The report of a special needs Mansfield school student repeatedly detained in a closet-like room for discipline has sparked strong reaction. Read More

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 Share
North Texas "Scream" Room Sparks Investigation

North Texas "Scream" Room Sparks Investigation

An investigation and school staff retraining have been ordered after a parent complained about her 7-year-old child's repeated confinement in a closet-like room at his Mansfield Independent School District campus. Read More

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Lone Star Emmy Awards, Lone Star Chapter
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Military: “Injured Heroes, Broken Promises”
Education/Schools: “The Texas High School Helmet Tracker”

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National Edward R. Murrow Award
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"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

National Edward R. Murrow Award
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National Edward R. Murrow Award
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"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

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"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

First Amendment Awards: Best Investigation, Broadcast Large Market
Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

Texas AP Broadcasters Award: Best Investigation
"Injured Heroes, Broken Promises"

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