Kelli Caseman

A white marker board in a classroom has a schedule written on it that blurs as it gets farther away.

We can do better to protect students in special ed. Start with using the data.

BY: and - November 22, 2023

Slapped. Pushed. Jerked by their hair. Pinched with clothespins. The cases of abuse in West Virginia’s special education classrooms are jaw-dropping — stunningly violent and cruel. It’s no wonder why a growing number of parents are afraid to send their children with disabilities to school.  It makes you wonder what has to happen to make […]


Another child maltreatment case in WV has made national news. And nothing will come of it.

BY: - October 19, 2023

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Kanawha County deputies forced their way into a barn in Sissonville and found two teenagers locked inside a 20-by-14 foot room. They had no way to exit the barn on their own, no running water, no bathroom and were deprived of basic necessities. Inside the house, deputies found a […]