"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.
Several national K-12 groups will encourage schools to respond to numerous reports of violence, harassment, and intimidation that have occurred since Donald Trump's presidential election by reaffirming "the inclusive values that are the foundation of healthy learning cultures."
Students in several states have staged walkouts in the days since the election to protest President-elect Donald Trump.
A Maryland lawmaker is pushing for a state ethics charge against Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance after he retweeted a call for schools to protect "non-white students" the day after the election.
Melania Trump says cyberbullying would be her issue as first lady. Here's some research to get her up to speed on the issue.
A research analysis finds links between improved school climate and the narrowing of achievement gaps for low-income students.
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.
The case, which centers on restroom access for a transgender Virginia student, could settle the issue for schools nationwide.
ESSA calls for states to adopt another indicator for school accountability, in addition to students' academic achievement in math and language arts. Chronic absenteeism may be a good fit, finds a new policy analysis.
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is pitching a $500 million program to help states and schools combat bullying.