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August 27, 2015

Former Columbus Administrator to Serve 14 Days in Jail in Data-Scrubbing Case

Michael Dodds is the fourth school administrator to be found guilty as part of a scheme to change student data to inflate district performance.

July 29, 2015

Cost of School Supplies Could Hit Families Hard This School Year, Survey Finds

The new Backpack Index from Huntington Bank shows how a rise in estimated costs for school supplies could hurt low income families.

June 18, 2015

School Districts Partner to Bring Swim Lessons to Students

National campaigns aimed at decreasing rates of drowning have helped ignite district-level attempts to better educate students about swimming.

March 27, 2015

Agency Releases Confidential Info of Thousands of D.C. Students

The leaders of the District of Columbia office of the state superintendent of education said her staff is working to beef up security measures after releasing the private data, including names, birth dates, and disciplinary records.

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.

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