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Sanctuary city school districts brace for executive order to withhold funds

Angela Pascopella
March, 2017
SCHOOLS SOURCE: Pew Research Center, "Overall Number of U.S. Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009"

School districts in Los Angeles and other sanctuary cities are bracing for an impact from President Trump’s executive order to withhold federal support from sanctuary cities.

How to let the best data drive better decisions in K12

Jennifer Fink
February, 2017
Metro Nashville Public Schools has 25 data specialists and managers considering data. Even one person focused on data is a step forward. (GettyImages.com: Alex Doubovitsky)

K12 education lags behind U.S. business and industry when it comes to using data to improve outcomes, says a 2016 report by the Center for Data Innovation.

Does corporal punishment have a place in schools?

Shawna De La Rosa
February, 2017
Corporal punishment can be used in schools for smaller infractions such as cell phone use during class, according to a 2008 report from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and ACLU, as well as a 2015 North Carolina Department of Education report.

While the controversial practice of corporal punishment declines, it remains legal in 19 states. In those states, boys, black students and children with disabilities are more likely to receive physical punishment than other students, according to recent report by the Society for Research in Child Development.

Schools closing the discipline gap

Jessica Ablamsky
February, 2017
Experts agree replacing zero-tolerance policies  with alternatives that help every student thrive in K12 is important, regardless of challenges they face at home and in their communities. (GettyImages)

In the wake of a divisive presidential election, hundreds of students from about a dozen high schools in Oakland, California, cut class last November to voice their discontent with President-elect Donald Trump. 

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