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July 29, 2019

Why the Increase in Sexual Assaults Reported by Schools?

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

Leading in a School Safety Crisis: New Portal and Hotline Offer Help to Administrators

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

A Group of Santa Fe Students Calls For Gun Storage Laws, Security Measures

The Texas students spoke as an Indiana community was dealing with a school shooting that left a teacher and student injured.

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.

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