"The use of corporal punishment can hinder the creation of a positive school climate by focusing on punitive measures to address student misbehavior rather than positive behavioral interventions and supports," King wrote in a letter to state officials.
The folks on President-elect Donald Trump's education transition team will help set the policy course—and likely, even appoint key personnel—for the new administration.
President-elect Donald Trump met with two education leaders Saturday: former Washington, D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee and Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate.
The last time a president's child attended public school was in the late 1970s during Jimmy Carter's presidency. The question now is where will President-elect Donald Trump's son go?
The president-elect's search for an education secretary appears to be crossing party lines as he plans to meet with the former District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor.
The petition seems inspired by some of the names in the rumor mill for education secretary, including some who have backed the common core or not actively opposed it.
President-elect Donald Trump's biggest education pitch during the presidential campaign was for a $20 billion voucher program that students could use at both public and private schools.
U.S. Secetary of Education John King told reporters Thursday that he wants to ensure a smooth transition for the incoming Trump administration.
Are you ready for the next round of federal elections and their potential to change education policy? Maybe not—but either way, let's look at the landscape.
In addition to the many Republican stalwarts mentioned as possible education secretary candidates, former D.C. schools boss Michelle Rhee and charter school powerhouse Eva Moskowitz stand out.