New National Certification Program Aims to Train Local School Foundation Leaders

The six-month program spearheaded by the Illinois-based National School Foundation Association is aimed at training small, local school foundation leaders on effective management, networking, and fundraising.


Urban Schools Honored for Work Educating Black, Asian, Latino Males

Boys of color in the award-winning award schools consistently met or exceeded proficiency on standardized tests in math and English-language arts, often outperforming a majority of their peers statewide.


New Palm Beach, Fla., Superintendent to Be State's Highest Paid Schools Chief

Robert Avossa, currently superintendent in Fulton County, Ga., will earn a base salary of $325,000 per year when he starts his new job in July.


Judge Ends Receivership Request in York, Pa., Easing Angst Over Charter Conversion

A Commonwealth Court judge in Pennsylvania reversed a Dec. 26 ruling that appointed David Meckley as receiver of the York district. The ruling had been appealed by the district and the teachers' union and was also opposed by Gov. Tom Wolf.


Judge to Resentence Three Administrators in Atlanta Test-Cheating Case

Tamara Cotman, Sharon Davis-Williams and Michael Pitts were among the convicted educators who turned down plea offers from the district attorney that could have allowed them to avoid prison.


Federal Probe in Chicago Schools Includes Non-Profit Education Fund

Federal officials are reportedly looking into a $20.5 million contract awarded to a company that once employed Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.


Chicago Schools CEO Takes Leave Amid Federal Probe

The union's call for an elected school board came after news broke that the FBI was investigating a $20.5 million non-competitive bid awarded to SUPES Academy, which formerly employed district CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.


FBI Investigating No-Bid Contract in Chicago District, Local Media Report

The probe allegedly centers around a $20.5 million no-bid contract to SUPES Academy, where CPS' CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett once worked, according to local media accounts.


Los Angeles District Approves Plans For Two Girls-Only Schools

One school, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy, will focus on STEM to increase the number of girls who take those classes and participate in STEM careers.


Former Atlanta Educators Sentenced to Prison for Roles in Test-Cheating Case

Almost all the defendants will spend time behind bars, a reality that hit home hard for some in the courtroom. Audible crying and sobbing could be heard as Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter handed down the first of the sentences.


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