Corporal Punishment Use Found in Schools in 21 States

More than 109,000 students were paddled, swatted, or otherwise physically punished in 2013-14, an exclusive Education Week analysis finds. (August 23, 2016)

School Paddling Has Deep Roots

Efforts to ban corporal punishment get pushback in communities where the practice is ingrained. But attitudes are changing. (August 23, 2016)

Idaho Moves Toward 'Dashboard' Accountability, Without School Rankings

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Judge Halts Federal Transgender-Student Rules Nationwide

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  • Trey Clayton, left, holds 2-year-old Elliana as his mother, Dana Hamilton, balances his 1-year-old daughter, Evelyn, on her knee at their home in Sarah, Miss. A 2011 paddling led Clayton to eventually drop out of school. —Yalonda M. James for Education Week
  • Independence High School, in Coldwater, Miss., temporarily halted its use of paddling after Clayton and another former student filed separate lawsuits against the district. —Yalonda M. James for Education Week

8th Grade Paddling Upends Mississippi Man's Life

In 2011, given the choice between a paddling and a school suspension, Trey Clayton chose the physical punishment. He’s sorry he did. (August 23, 2016)

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Proven in-school programs can reduce violence, write Roseanna Ander and Julia Quinn of the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab. (August 16, 2016)

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