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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. Russ Skiba, professor in counseling and educational psychology at the Indiana University School of...

2011-07-26 20:47:15

Study suggests non-corporal discipline aids children's executive-functioning ability 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, according to a new study involving two private schools in a West African country. The findings,...

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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 U.S. and worldwide, despite bans in 24 countries. Spanking has declined in the U.S. since 1975 but nearly 80 percent of preschool children are still disciplined in this fashion. In addition, corporal punishment of children remains common worldwide, despite bans on corporal punishment that have been adopted in 24 countries since 1979. These are some of the more...

2010-03-02 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today introduced Blackboard Connect for Teachers(TM), a new feature of its leading mass notification platform that lets teachers communicate easily with students' families - in their preferred language - helping to improve parent involvement and student engagement in the classroom. School district officials nationwide already use the Blackboard Connect(TM) platform for outreach around urgent situations and...

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. Students who are "caught doing the right thing" can win gift certificates or homework passes or get extra points on a test. The initiative is in its second year. "We're not talking about anything...

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. Four truancy assessment centers will be opened to help students sort through the issues that may be keeping them away from school. "It may be something as simple as you don't have school uniforms, or your parents are...

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. This is a common infringement of the directives of the Education Ministry as well as the Education Act. The rule is clear: only the head of a school or a teacher given permission by the head...

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. She whispered, "He's in a group home and he'll never last. He'll get kicked out before the bell." The boy wore a T-shirt with a big skull and cross-bones, as if he himself were rat poison and the shirt his...


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