Judge Sentences Final Defendant in Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Case

A Fulton County, Ga., jury convicted Shani Robinson in April of racketeering and false statements and writings, but the judge in the case delayed her sentencing because she was pregnant at the time.


Shelby Co., Tenn., School District Sues State For More Funding

In the lawsuit, the district, which includes the city of Memphis, accuses the state of withholding funds and disproportionately hurting children in impoverished areas.


Albuquerque Superintendent Resigns Over Hiring of Deputy Accused of Sex Abuse

Luis Valentino came under fire after it was discovered that Jason Martinez, whom he hired as a deputy superintendent, was facing child sex abuse charges in Colorado.


On Katrina's 10th Anniversary, Stories From the Diaspora

Thousands of students and their families fled New Orleans as a result of Hurricane Katrina. Some of the families shared their stories with us as the storm's 10th anniversary approached.


Presidents Obama, Bush Praise New Orleans' Schools

Obama said "New Orleans is coming back better and stronger." Bush called the city a "beacon for school reform."


Fate of New Albuquerque Superintendent Remains Uncertain

The school board is mulling its new superintendent's future following revelations that one of his hires faced child sex abuse charges.


Former Columbus Administrator to Serve 14 Days in Jail in Data-Scrubbing Case

Michael Dodds is the fourth school administrator to be found guilty as part of a scheme to change student data to inflate district performance.


Chicago District Approves $5.7 Billion Budget That Relies Heavily on Outside Aid

The district is banking on state assistance, a property tax increase, and borrowed funds to get through the school year.


Arbitrator Rules for Two Philadelphia Principals Implicated in Cheating Scandal

The district did not prove that the two principals were direct participants in the cheating that occurred at their respective schools, according to the arbitrator.


Chicago Residents Stage Hunger Strike to Preserve Neighborhood School

The Coalition to Revitalize Dyett High School has lobbied for years on behalf of the school. A hunger strike by members has entered its second week.


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