19 states still permit corporal punishment and a new Southern Poverty Law Center analysis of federal education data shows that deep disparities among the types of students who experience spanking or paddling at the hands of school officials.
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June 12, 2019
April 17, 2019
Amid public concerns about school safety fueled by high-profile school shootings, new federal data show reports of student fights, bullying, and other forms of victimization have continued a decades-long trend of decline. At the same time, schools have ramped up security measures, like the use of cameras and restricted entrances.
February 21, 2019
An 11-year-old Florida student was arrested a school-based officer after he refused to say the pledge of allegiance. Civil rights groups have used such incidents to sound the alarm about an increase in school policing.
January 15, 2019
The Aspen Institute National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development recommends schools work with community groups and policy makers to incorporate students' social and emotional development into their work, using standards or benchmarks to guide them.
January 09, 2019
Students' ability to engage and succeed in the classroom is influenced by how safe, supported, and connected they feel at school. Here are some trends and policy changes that may affect school climate in 2019.
December 18, 2018
The Trump administration has repealed Obama-era guidance on race and school discipline. Here's a breakdown of how it will affect schools.
November 29, 2018
A Florida district's decision to put armed "school safety assistants" in its elementary schools puts the safety and well-being of its students at risk and oversteps existing state law, says a lawsuit, which could topple school security plans throughout the state.
November 26, 2018
A Wisconsin district won't discipline students who appeared to do a Nazi salute in a viral photo. Can schools discipline students for off-campus speech?
November 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration announced aggressive steps aimed at curbing teen vaping and smoking Thursday, including restrictions on flavored and menthol products that may be especially appealing to minors.
November 13, 2018
Under pressure from federal regulators and the public, Juul Labs says aims to slow teenagers' use of its wildly popular e-cigarette product by changing the way it markets and sells the device. Principals say student vaping creates concerns for schools.