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November 12, 2014

Principals Push for More Safeguards for Student Privacy

The National Association of Secondary School Principals released a set of recommendations for federal, state and local school officials that outline concrete steps it says will improve policies and practices to protect student data.

October 14, 2014

Atlanta Cheating Case: Prosecution Zeroes In on Former Regional Director

The trial in the nation's largest cheating scandal is now in its third week. A dozen former educators and administrators face felony racketeering charges for their alleged roles in changing students' test scores to inflate performance and qualify for bonuses.

August 14, 2014

Ohio Ed. Department Revises Report Cards in Data-Scrubbing Scandal

In new report cards released this week—which added the scores of more than 1,500 students—the ratings for 20 Columbus City Schools were lowered.

December 23, 2013

D.C. Schools Disclose Errors in Teacher Evaluations; Union Wants Answers

Scores were wrong for only a small fraction of teachers, the school system says, but the president of the Washington Teachers Union says she is "deeply disturbed" by the information.

July 16, 2012

Ed. Department Outlines Plans to Avoid Faulty Data Collection

The agency that collects education statistics plans to implement new checking procedures to catch unusual outliers in the data.

April 06, 2012

Fourteen of 20 Largest Districts Report No Bullying, Harassment

The districts reported no allegations of sexual harassment, no disciplinary actions as a result of bullying or harassment on the basis of sex, or no students who reported being bullied or harassed on the basis of sex, the American Association of University Women has found.

March 17, 2011

Majority of Students in Largest Districts are Black, Hispanic

A report from the National Center for Education Statistics report also includes graduation rate and enrollment data.

June 21, 2010

Making Data Teams Work: A Q&A With Douglas Reeves

Organizing data teams can help boost achievement in schools, says Douglas Reeves.

June 10, 2010

Districts Use Data to Boost Graduation Rates

Diplomas Count 2010 takes a look at how school districts use data to boost graduation rates.

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