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March 08, 2018

Former Baltimore County Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Perjury Tied to Kickback Scheme

S. Dallas Dance pleaded failed to disclose nearly $150,000 he earned from outside consulting jobs while running the school system. Most of the money came from a company that landed an $875,000 no-bid contract less than a year after he took over the school system.

January 23, 2018

Ex-Baltimore County Schools CEO Indicted on Perjury Charges

A grand jury handed down a four-count perjury indictment against S. Dallas Dance, including charges that he lied about his work with two school consulting firms that have been ensnared in a multi-million dollar kickback scheme.

December 20, 2016

Former Detroit Schools Manager Charged in Flint Water Crisis Case

The criminal charges stem from the decision to provide water to residents that was not properly treated, leading to lead contamination.

September 14, 2016

Three Ex-Detroit Principals Sentenced to Prison for Role in Kickback Scheme

In addition to prison time, the three former principals who were sentenced on Wednesday have been ordered to pay thousands in restitution to the financially strapped school district.

July 29, 2016

D.C. Cops Must Pay $539K for Illegally Enrolling Their Children in D.C. Schools

The married couple lived in various locations in Maryland and Virginia while their children attended the District of Columbia public schools between 2003 and 2013.

May 24, 2016

Feds Uncover $1.2 Million Tutoring Scam in Detroit Schools

Carolyn Starkey Darden, who allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices for tutoring services, is the latest current or former Detroit schools administrator facing criminal charges.

May 18, 2016

L.A. Unified Schools to Pay $88 Million to Settle Teacher Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The lawsuits alleged that the school district didn't take seriously the initial complaints of teachers' misbehavior.

March 29, 2016

Feds Charge 13 Detroit Schools Leaders in Bribery, Kickback Scheme

Among the principals charged is the head of a Detroit school that's slated to receive more than $500,000 worth of donations and renovations secured by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

November 02, 2015

A Movie Based on the Atlanta Test-Cheating Scandal Is in the Works

Actor Michael B. Jordan told the New York Times he will portray a teacher caught up in the city's testing scandal.

September 01, 2015

Judge Sentences Final Defendant in Atlanta Schools Test-Cheating Case

A Fulton County, Ga., jury convicted Shani Robinson in April of racketeering and false statements and writings, but the judge in the case delayed her sentencing because she was pregnant at the time.

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