Citing a growing body of research and data that shows the disproportionate use of out-of-school suspension, in which black and Latino students and students with disabilities are more likely to be suspended and likely to be punished more harshly than other students, the groups say students who need to spend the most time in class are losing it at an alarming rate.
Faced with competition from vouchers and charter schools, school districts in Indiana and around the country are marketing their educational offerings.
Students transferring from the unaccredited Kansas City, Mo. schools would impose a financial burden on their new districts, which violates state provisions prohibiting unfunded mandates, the judge ruled.
Elementary school students who moved from overcrowded facilities showed academic growth, but that growth was not seen in high school students, according to a report from researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.
Districts need to move quickly if they're interested in applying for this money, which can be used to spur education reform at the local level.
The District of Columbia's Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations of cheating at one school that was prompted by a USA Today investigation.
The superintendent of the Columbus public schools says in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch that some principals may have engaged in wrongdoing by aggressively "scrubbing" student attendance data.
The law changing the requirements for district chiefs also limits the amount of money superintendents can receive as part of a severance package.
The group includes a blend of government officials, traditional district leaders and leaders from educational organizations.
The Allentown, Pa., school district will have to take a number of steps to better prevent and address sexual harassment to resolve a federal investigation into how it handled the sexual assaults by a 5th grade student on 6- and 7-year-old schoolmates.