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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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.
April 02, 2015
With teachers and administrators, including a superstar superintendent turned scapegoat, facing charges typically reserved for organized crime, the investigation, indictments and trial captivated educators from coast to coast.
April 01, 2015
Jurors found that the educators conspired to artificially inflate tests scores by changing answers or guiding students to fill in correct responses on a 2009 state test.
December 18, 2012
The 26 people who lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary on Dec. 14 are remembered in this gallery.