Atlanta Cheating Trial Might Last Until Spring, Judge Says

Having wrapped up its 11th week, the long-running trial will resume Jan. 5, but the judge told jurors it could run until April.


Los Angeles Requests Delay in Using New Test Scores for Accountability Purposes

Citing concerns over technological readiness, LA Superintendent Raymond Cortines has asked the state Superintendent of Public Instruction Thomas Torlakson not to use the district's students' test scores on new Smarter Balanced tests for "high stakes accountability purposes."


ACLU's 'Right to Read' Lawsuit Heads to Michigan Supreme Court

The suit claims the state of Michigan and Highland Park school district failed to provide an adequate education for students.


Ferguson School Board Elections Unfair to Black Candidates, Lawsuit Alleges

A federal lawsuit filed today by the ACLU alleges that school board elections in Ferguson keep blacks "all but locked out of the political process."


Principals Hope Spending Bill Will Lead to More Funds for School Leader Training

The recently approved federal spending measure includes language that highlights the increasing responsibilities of principals in meeting new mandates and the need for training to accomplish them.


Orleans Parish School Board Inches Closer to Choosing a New Superintendent

The district has been without a permanent superintendent for two and a half years.


Minneapolis Superintendent Abruptly Resigns

The Minneapolis school board approved Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's resignation late Tuesday, paving the way for her to leave the 34,000-student district.


Education Week's Leaders To Learn From Honors Stellar District Leaders

The special issue highlights school district leaders that are engaging in innovative approaches to improve their schools.


Atlanta Educators Threatened Students Against Reporting Cheating, Jury Told

In the 10th week of the Atlanta test-cheating trial, witnesses testified that some teachers threatened students who reported cheating, or told students that they were "just dumb."


Ed. Sec. Arne Duncan Decries School Funding "Injustices" in Philly and Nation

In a column printed in the Philadelphia Inquirer Friday, the Education Secretary says the nation should be embarrassed that the quality of children's public education is largely dependent on where they live and their parents' incomes.


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