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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 Education Week analysis finds. (August 23, 2016)

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To address absenteeism, it's not enough to just look at numbers of school days students miss, write Russell Rumberger and Michael Gottfried.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
A federal effort to prod agencies to be bold, collaborative, and flexible in working with disengaged youths has spurred slow change, a report says.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
In four videos, education researchers discuss their perspectives on the criminalizing of black girls in American schools, including by school resource officers.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Some experts say a cohesive design, built around tried-and-true principles, points the way to high-performing high schools.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
The fate of challenges to state K-12 funding formulas is far from random, often hinging on the specifics and ambiguities of each state's constitution.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The first major independent research study on the edTPA, a closely watched new licensing exam for teachers, raises questions about the test’s ties to effective teaching.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Only 43 percent of 8th graders reached proficiency on the first NAEP in technology and engineering, but girls had a slight edge over boys.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Public Montessori schools are springing up around the country, as new research raises questions about how the model will fit with states' and districts' test-focused accountability systems.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week

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