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December 06, 2016

PISA Provides Peek at How Attendance, School Climate May Affect Achievement

The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.

November 30, 2016

Justice Department on S.C. Suit: Broad Laws Fuel 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

Vague state statutes that are subjectively used to arrest students contribute to the "school-to-prison pipeline," the Justice Department argued in a court case filed by South Carolina students that challenges two state statutes.

November 22, 2016

Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools, Education Secretary Tells States

"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.

November 01, 2016

Black Students Less Likely to Be Disciplined by Black Teachers, Study Says

Students matched to a same-race teacher are less likely to be expelled, suspended, or assigned detention than students being taught by a different-race teacher, an analysis of North Carolina discipline data finds.

October 20, 2016

States Should Ensure Schools Properly Use Surveillance Technologies, Report Urges

While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

October 14, 2016

Police: Philadelphia Teen Dies After Altercation With School Staff

A Philadelphia teen with "mental health and medical issues" died at his residential school after a staff member restrained him during an altercation, police said.

September 21, 2016

Get Police Out of Schools, Coalition of Student, Parent Groups Says

The Dignity in Schools Campaign called for the removal of law enforcement from schools Wednesday in a policy document that also calls for new forms of discipline and student supports, such as restorative justice programs.

September 20, 2016

As Students Join National Anthem Protests, How Should Schools Respond?

Schools are missing out on a learning opportunity if they respond to students' national anthem protests with discipline, a First Amendment advocate says.

September 08, 2016

Feds to Schools: Protect Students' Civil Rights by Limiting Role of School Police

Federal agencies introduced new requirements for school police hired through federal grants and new resources for schools that outline best practices for training and hiring school police.

September 07, 2016

Why Do Some Schools Still Use Corporal Punishment?

Education Week staffers Sarah D. Sparks and Christopher B. Swanson appeared on C-SPAN to discuss original research on the use of corporal punishment in schools.

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