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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.

August 24, 2015

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.

August 18, 2015

Confederate Flag Images, Clothing Banned From Charleston, S.C., Schools

The Charleston County School District code of conduct for the 2015-16 school year bans students from wearing clothing, jewelry, or other apparel bearing the image of the Confederate flag.

May 12, 2015

Cleveland Schools Brace for Verdict in Police Shooting Case

As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.

April 14, 2015

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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