Corporal punishment is still used in 21 states, despite research suggesting that it is detrimental to students. Education Week reporter Sarah D. Sparks discusses the issues surrounding this form of discipline.
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August 24, 2016
August 24, 2016
The Obama administration's directive on transgender bathroom access has been blocked. What does this mean for schools? Education Week's Evie Blad discusses on PBS NewsHour.
August 10, 2016
The Shadow a Student Challenge encourages school leaders to spend a day walking in a students' shoes. Watch as one assistant principal follows a 9th grader through all of his classes. What does she learn?
July 13, 2016
This year's presidential campaign, with its heated rhetoric and reality-TV tone, presents a challenge for U.S. Government teachers. How are educators teaching the election?
June 30, 2016
About 10 years ago, Georgia State University realized that its low-income, minority, and first generation students were dropping out at high rates. So they began analyzing student data to figure out solutions. What did they discover?
June 24, 2016
The Next Generation Science Standards, being implemented in 18 states, emphasize learning science by doing science. How are they redefining instruction in American classrooms?
June 17, 2016
Due to their selectivity, elite high schools often lack a diverse student population. How can these institutions attract and welcome more students of color?
June 09, 2016
In a small region of Vermont, a fierce debate raged over consolidating five tiny school districts into one.
June 08, 2016
Seventy-five percent of transgender youth report feeling unsafe at school. Nearly half have seriously considered suicide. How can schools create a welcoming environment for all students?
June 01, 2016
Plummeting student enrollment and skyrocketing education costs have led Vermont lawmakers to begin a controversial consolidation of its vast mostly rural education system. But are Vermont residents willing to give up their small community schools?