July 2011 Archives

The city's teacher's union has vowed to fight the move, which emergency financial manager Roy Roberts says is necessary to close a budget deficit.

City officials are reportedly negotiating a way to remove Arlene Ackerman from office, but her contract may make her eligible for a large severance package.

Gregory Cizek, who assisted Atlanta investigators in their probe into test cheating, gives some lessons states and districts can learn from the episode.

The 105,000-student district says the city of Memphis owes the school system $55 million.

A Minnesota school district is being investigated by two federal agencies for its handling of harassment and bullying of students.

Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley studied mobility trends among students and teachers and found that students are generally more likely to stay at a charter school than teachers are.

Dougherty County may be the next Georgia school system to face cheating allegations.

Money and management woes affect three charter schools founded by Tom Vander Ark, who oversaw education philanthrophy for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The 48,000-student district is shifting personnel who were implicated in the report on cheating on state tests.

If approved, the North Forest Independent School District will be absorbed by neighboring Houston.

Beverly L. Hall says that she takes responsibility for the cheating scandal that has rolled the 48,000-student district, but that she does not apologize for the school reforms she instituted.

Parks Middle School offers an example of the widespread culture of cheating that investigators allege took place in the 48,000-student district.

A scathing report from the governor's office says that a culture of "fear, intimidation and retaliation" played a part in why principals and teachers falsified test sheets.

From Guest Blogger Nirvi Shah: Bullying, its prevention, and punishment remain a major goal of the U.S. Department of Education. This fall, the federal government will begin a study project that looks at how local bullying policies are put into action in several individual school districts and states. Around the same time, they will share the results of an analysis of current state anti-bullying laws and model policies. State and district policies across the country vary widely and may work to protect different students in different ways. For example, a new policy adopted in Broward County, Fla., recently offers ...

The small Tehachapi, Calif., school district violated federal discrimination and harassment laws, the federal departments of Justice and Education said Friday.

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