Latest School punishment Stories

2012-04-16 09:59:33

An Indiana University study presented on Friday at the American Educational Research Association meeting in Vancouver shows that race continues to be an important factor in determining who receives out-of-school suspension and expulsion, and that racial disparities in school discipline are most likely due more to school characteristics than to the characteristics of behaviors or students.

2011-07-26 20:47:15

Children in a school that uses corporal punishment performed significantly worse in tasks involving "executive functioning" – psychological processes such as planning, abstract thinking, and delaying gratification – than those in a school relying on milder disciplinary measures such as time-outs.

2010-08-09 10:32:46

Three studies led by UNC researchers find that spanking and other forms of corporal punishment of children are still common in the US and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries.

2010-03-02 08:00:00

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2008-12-05 23:35:53

England's largest teachers' union says the suspension of a teacher who punished late-arriving pupils by making them do pushups was an overreaction. The Derby Moor Community College secondary school teacher, who was not identified, was suspended by head teacher Wendy Whelan pending an inquiry, after it was disclosed that 11- and 12-year-old students who came late to his class were punished in a variety of ways -- including being forced to do pushups, sit-ups, jumping jacks, and to tell jokes...

2008-10-09 15:00:31

By BARBARA WILLIAMS, STAFF WRITER How do you encourage middle school students to be kind and courteous? At the Martin J. Ryerson Middle School in Ringwood, administrators are looking to "catch" students who hand in their homework every day, pick up after themselves or do what their teachers ask.

2008-10-07 21:00:31

By Jane Roberts Within weeks, students in Memphis City Schools who are habitually late or absent are going to find someone intervening in their lives, part of the "drill down" into truancy that Supt. Kriner Cash expects will turn up a host of underlying social issues.

2008-08-12 03:00:54

By Victor Chew I AM surprised that many teachers still carry a cane in class. My grandniece in a Chinese primary school in Cheras complained that her Malay Language teacher canes her and her classmates for spelling mistakes and other minor mistakes. Recently in the press, we read about such abuses.

2008-07-20 15:00:28

A bit over a year ago, I shadowed an 8th-grader in her urban middle school, from the early morning rush into homeroom to the end of her last class. We were only a few minutes into the first class when she poked me and pointed to a boy who was up, moving about, chatting up other kids.

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