Lorenzo Garcia, former superintendent in El Paso, Texas, will spend 42 months in prison and will pay $180,000 in restitution and an additional $56,500 in fines, after pleading guilty to two counts of fraud this summer.
The Boston school district is reconsidering its busing plans.
Inglewood Unified, a small school district in Los Angeles County, is now in the hands of a state administrator.
Education Week has a new spotlight on school and district leadership.
Efforts to improve schools through "turnaround" efforts like those supported by the federal Student Improvement Grant (SIG) program are based on "faulty evidence and unwarranted claims," says a brief released Monday by the National Education Policy Center, an education research organization based at the University of Colorado at Boulder. The brief includes a critical review of current research on and anecdotal evidence from turnaround programs and makes recommendations for what a more democratic process for school turnarounds.
Tony Tata, the former U.S. Army brigadier (and novelist) who has been the superintendent of the Wake County, North Carolina school district since January 2011, was removed from office by the district's school board last week.
The U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights and the Oakland unified school district have reached an agreement in which Oakland will take a number of steps to address the issue.
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a complaint against New York City's Specialized High Schools' admissions process. It says that over-reliance on a less-than-perfect test leads to disproportionately low numbers of African-American and Latino students at the schools.
The NASSP announced that Trevor Greene of Toppenish, WA is the Metlife/NASSP National High School Principal of the Year, and Laurie Batton of Newnan, GA is the Middle Level Principal of the Year
The National School Boards Association announced today that Thomas J. Gentzel, currently executive director of the Pennsylvania School Boards Association, will become the national organization's new executive director on December 1, 2012.