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September 23, 2019
July 29, 2019
Experts said it's hard to say whether the increase is due to greater awareness spawned by the #MeToo movement or a real increase in incidents.
July 20, 2018
The tool kit by the AASA, the School Superintendents Association, provides steps that district and school leaders can take before, during, and after a crisis and connects them with administrators who have led through similar events.
May 25, 2018
The Texas students spoke as an Indiana community was dealing with a school shooting that left a teacher and student injured.
March 08, 2018
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
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
The criminal charges stem from the decision to provide water to residents that was not properly treated, leading to lead contamination.
September 14, 2016
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
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
Carolyn Starkey Darden, who allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices for tutoring services, is the latest current or former Detroit schools administrator facing criminal charges.