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Corporal Punishment in Schools: Can Teachers Hit My Child?
In most states, public school teachers and principals aren’t allowed to punish students by causing physical pain. But corporal punishment is still allowed in many states—especially in the South. ... READ MORE

North Dakota Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
North Dakota prohibits corporal punishment in its public schools, but teachers may use physical force in certain circumstances. ... READ MORE

South Dakota Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
South Dakota doesn’t prohibit teachers from using corporal punishment on students, but some local school districts limit the practice. ... READ MORE

Rules on Corporal Punishment in Washington, D.C. Schools
Public school teachers and principals in Washington, D.C. aren’t allowed to use corporal punishment on students. ... READ MORE

Wyoming Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Wyoming state law allows corporal punishment in its schools, but the practice has practically disappeared in local schools. ... READ MORE

Vermont Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Vermont law prohibits corporal punishment in public and private schools, but teachers can use force to prevent injuries or property damage. ... READ MORE

Alaska Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Alaska prohibits corporal punishment in its public schools, and it requires parental consent before private schools may physically discipline students. ... READ MORE

Compulsory Education Laws in Ohio
Students in Ohio can’t legally drop out of school until they turn 18 ... READ MORE

West Virginia Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
West Virginia prohibits corporal punishment in public schools, but it allows teachers to restrain students physically in emergencies. ... READ MORE

New Mexico Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
New Mexico prohibits corporal punishment in public schools, including charter schools. ... READ MORE

 

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Reforms To Education Grading System Proposed (Texas Legislative Issues/News

In early 2017, Texas got its first preview of the new A-F grading system for schools when “test” grades were released. At that time, even with over 200 schools calling for r ... Read more

Transgender: CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

I recognize that I am sticking my foot in a hornet’s nest by daring to write an article about this subject. Sides have been taken, and both sides are polarized and ready for a legal battle. This ... Read more

Attorney General Opinion Regarding Video Surveillance of Special Education

Under Senate Bill (SB) 507, which was codified as § 29.022 of the Texas Education Code, upon the request of a parent, trustee, or staff member, a district must install one or more video cameras i ... Read more

Reimbursing Employers for Unemployment Compensation – Know your Rights

Do you know whether you are a reimbursing employer for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA)? It pays to know the difference in light of some changes in the law enacted during the ... Read more

Texas Legislative Issues/News: School vouchers

In Texas legislative issues/news, according to a Fox TV affiliate in Austin, thousands of parents and students rallied at the state capitol to demand that the Texas Legislature pass a school ... Read more

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