Agency Releases Confidential Info of Thousands of D.C. Students

The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.


Philadelphia's School Budget Seeks to Add Programs After Years of Cuts

The $2.89 billion lump sum budget proposed for the 2016 fiscal year still relies heavily on state and city funds that are still pending.


Another District Takeover Recommended by Mass. Commissioner

If approved, Holyoke would become the second district in Massachusetts to be run by the state. The education commissioner, who recommended the takeover, said he felt a real sense of "urgency" to act now.


Pennsylvania and York City Schools Ask Judge to End Receivership

David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.


Tennessee School Districts Sue the State Over Funding

The seven districts allege that the state is not complying with the basic education formula and that discrepancies have shifted the financial burden to local school districts and schools.


Floretta D. McKenzie, Former District of Columbia Schools Superintendent, Dies

Ms. McKenzie led the district from 1981 to 1988 and was one of the longest serving superintendents in the city's history.


Vulnerable Chicago Students Face Frequent Discipline, Report Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.


Atlanta Schools Cheating Trial Heads to Jury

Jurors must decide if 12 former district employees were part of a vast criminal conspiracy, committed lesser felonies, or were merely pawns in a scheme masterminded by their former bosses and supervisors.


St. Paul, Minn., Schools Chief Gets Contract Renewal

Valeria Silva has worked in the district since 1987 and served as superintendent since 2009.


Fort Worth's Superintendent Search Stalls

The school board in Texas' sixth largest school district has "some issues they need to work through before resuming the search," a school spokesman said.


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