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Teachers can play a role in improving mental-health outcomes for students as long as they have the tools to do so, writes Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Efforts to ban corporal punishment get pushback in communities where the practice is ingrained, but change is happening.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
More than 109,000 students were paddled, swatted, or otherwise physically punished in 2013-14, an Education Week analysis finds.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
In 2011, given the choice between a paddling and a school suspension, Trey Clayton chose the physical punishment. He’s sorry he did.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Twenty-nine states ban corporal punishment, but rules vary even from district to district. Some schools reported using physical discipline even when their states said no.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
The District of Columbia school system wants to help close an "enrichment gap" by paying for students to travel internationally before they graduate.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
They call themselves the recess moms, and they won't stop until every elementary student in Florida has the right to play in school.
August 10, 2016 – McClatchy-Tribune
Noncognitive skills are worth measuring, and there are reliable tools for doing so, writes principal-turned-consultant Jonathan E. Martin.
July 27, 2016 – Education Week
Before K-12 leaders measure social-emotional learning in the classroom, educators must prepare to help students develop those skills, writes K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard.
July 21, 2016 – Education Week
July 20, 2016 – Education Week

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