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.


State Takeover of Schools Harms Black, Latino Communities, Report Contends

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report comes as public debate rages over the Louisiana Recovery School District's takeover of most of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina.


Ousted Albuquerque Schools Administrator Faces Child Sex Charges

Former deputy superintendent Jason Martinez left his job last week after news broke that he hadn't completed a required background check.


Howard University, AASA to Launch Urban Superintendents Academy

The partnership between the historically black college and the Alexandria, Va.-based organization will run from August through May.


Vermont School Districts Urged to Consider Consolidation

Faced with declining student enrollment, high property taxes, and new state incentives, Vermont school districts are studying school mergers.


School Board Members at Center of AP History Flap Are Target of Recall Effort

A group of parents and teachers are targeting three Jefferson County., Colo., school board members who pushed to review the AP U.S. History curriculum, which sparked widespread student protests last year.


State Law Forces Milwaukee to Put Vacant Schools Up for Sale

Historically, the Milwaukee schools have been reluctant to sell vacant facilities, especially to potential competitors that could siphon off its students - and state funding. But new legislation is forcing the district's hand.


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