As Testing Debate Continues, Some N.J. Schools Scale Back Assessments

One New Jersey high school has canceled midterms and final exams in an effort to cut back on the time students spend taking tests.


No Indictment in Michael Brown Shooting; St. Louis-Area Schools Close

At least four school districts in and around Ferguson, Mo., were expected to close on Tuesday in the wake of the grand jury's decision not indict the police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.


Atlanta Cheating Trial Wraps Up Eighth Week of Testimony, No End in Sight

One teacher testified that she was fired for telling state investigators about the cheating that was happening.


With Michael Brown Grand Jury Verdict Near, Missouri District Cancels School

The superintendent of the Jennings, Mo., School District, Tiffany Anderson, said the decision to close schools was based on concern over "heightened anxiety" in area.


Los Angeles Unified Will Pay $139 Million to Victims of Child Abuse Scandal

The award to victims settles about 150 legal claims from former students who had been subjected to lewd acts by 3rd-grade teacher.


NOLA Charter Schools Sticking With Recovery School District

Fifteen of the 36 schools that are eligible this year to return to the Orleans Parish School Board, which ran the city's schools before Hurricane Katrina, have voted against doing so. More boards will make the decision by the end of the year.


Ferguson Schools to Get Advance Notice of Jury Decision in Michael Brown Case

The districts will get 24-hour notice if the decision is released on a weekend and three-hour notice if it is released on a weekday.


S.C. Supreme Court Rules For Poor, Rural Districts in Equity Lawsuit

The ruling brings a 21-year-old legal battle over school funding to an end and orders state lawmakers and school districts to craft an agreement on South Carolina's K-12 funding formula.


Should Districts Scrub Names of Religious Holidays From School Calendars?

The Montgomery County, Md., school district scrapped references to religious holidays from its school calendar after repeated requests to close schools on Muslim holidays.


Principals Push for More Safeguards for Student Privacy

The National Association of Secondary School Principals released a set of recommendations for federal, state and local school officials that outline concrete steps it says will improve policies and practices to protect student data.


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