School Climate & Safety

Is Corporal Punishment an Option in Your State?

By EdWeek Research Center — August 23, 2016 1 min read
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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.

Source: Education Week Research Center analysis of Civil Rights Data Collection, 2016 | Design: Sumi Bannerjee
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A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as Where Schools Use Corporal Punishment

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