Summary: The Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act was introduced on September 22, 2011. The legislation prohibits the Secretary of Education from providing funding to any educational agency or institution that allows school personnel to inflict corporal punishment upon a student to punish or modify behavior. It also requires each state to periodically submit a plan to the Secretary that describes how the state eliminates the use of corporal punishment in schools and the communication tools it utilizes concerning parents and personnel for this purpose. Additionally, the Secretary is authorized to award grants and subgrants to improve school climate and culture via positive behavior supports. A variety of assessments and monitoring provisions are also authorized.