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More schools are banning or limiting the use of withholding recess for punitive reasons as research shows the benefits of playtime for students.
—Nathan W. Armes for Education Week

Withholding Recess as Punishment Declines

With research showing benefits of playtime, more schools limit or ban the use of taking away recess to discipline misbehaving students. (April 14, 2015)

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Don't let rewards and punishments overtake a love for learning as the primary source of student motivation, Justin Minkel writes.
October 6, 2015 - Teacher
The Seattle School Board has declared a one-year moratorium on out-of-school suspensions for elementary school students who commit nonviolent offenses.
September 24, 2015 - AP
The panel called for focusing on "whole-child" issues and overhauling the way the state handles unaccredited school districts.
September 22, 2015 - Education Week
A year after a police shooting set off racially charged protests in Ferguson, Mo., the school system and its new superintendent are looking to correct educational disparities and "give kids a voice" in determining their future.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Superintendent Joseph Davis lays out his plans for addressing the educational inequities and biases that fed into last year's demonstrations in Ferguson, Mo.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
Adams 14 in Colorado is among thousands of districts nationwide that are trying to root out discriminatory practices that can harm students' development.
September 15, 2015 - Education Week
The classroom is a place to learn, and teachers offer students support for learning. But they cannot force a child to learn, Kimberly Nellist-Ortiz writes.
September 11, 2015 - Teacher
School districts are expected to rewrite policies to limit the use of suspensions and expulsions under a statute championed by student groups.
September 8, 2015 - Education Week
Sandra Bland's brutal encounter with the police earlier this summer holds lessons for teachers in de-escalating conflict, writes Adam Feinberg.
September 2, 2015 - Education Week
The ACLU has filed suit against the Kentucky school resource officer who shackled two young students with disabilities.
August 17, 2015 - Education Week

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