Former Columbus Data Chief Pleads No Contest in Cheating Probe

At least 60 former and current administrators have received subpoenas in connection to the district's attendance-rigging scandal.


Report: Chicago Needs to Do More to Curb Truancy Epidemic

A 150-page report by a task force on truancy in Chicago Public Schools proposed wide ranging reforms on both the local and state levels to cut absenteeism in Chicago Public Schools.


Colorado's New Marijuana Tax Helping Some Districts Pay for Capital Projects

Revenue from a 15 percent excise tax on marijuana sales flows into special grant funds to help districts pay for construction projects and to hire more health professionals.


One-Fourth of New York City Schools Are Failing Their Students, New Report Says

"The Forgotten Fourth" by Families for Excellent Schools, an advocacy group, paints a dark picture of a portion of the school system and calls for "bold leadership and action now" to fix the city's failing schools.


Retired Philadelphia Teachers Surrender Certifications in Cheating Scandal

The educators agreed never to seek work at public, charter or cyber schools or with contracted education providers.


Who Are the Effective, Innovative Leaders Working in Your School District?

The deadline to nominate school district leaders with innovative ideas for Education Week's 2015 Leaders To Learn From report is August 1.


Maryland Launches Academy to Help Assistant Principals Become Principals

The Governor's Aspiring Principals Academy is a yearlong program that includes in-person meetings along with online coaching, mentoring, and networking for 48 assistant principals, vice principals, and other school leaders.


Why Do the Lawsuits Against Obamacare Matter to School Districts?

K-12 school districts could be impacted by two recent court decisions that issued contradictory rulings on core pieces of the Affordable Care Act.


Trial in Atlanta Cheating Case Will Proceed Without Beverly Hall

Charges stemming from the widespread cheating scandal are still pending against the former Atlanta superintendent, but her poor health may keep her from ever standing trial.


Boston Plan for Cameras and Microphones on School Buses Comes Under Fire

An editorial in The Boston Globe Monday called the plan to install microphones on school buses "bad public policy and a bad lesson for students."


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