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Jury finds girls, parents liable in teacher's defamation suit

The jury awarded $362,653 in compensatory damages to former Catholic school physical education teacher John Fischler after finding the families spread false statements that he inappropriately touched kids.

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Great teachers don't always want to become principals

Is there a way for teachers to make more money and advance in their careers without leaving the classroom?

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Lousiania school vouchers must be monitored to ensure integration, U.S. says

Federal lawyers say that after 25 years of working together, Louisiana has largely stopped cooperating with the federal government on efforts to ensure racial equality in schools.

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Wyoming schools can paddle students, but don't

According to data gathered by the Office of Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Education, no Wyoming students were paddled in 2006, the last time statewide data was released. Nationally, there were 223,190 students disciplined that way that year.

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ACLU: 1 in 10 Pa. public school students given suspensions

Pennsylvania's 500 public school districts have dramatically increased their reliance on disciplinary practices like out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, study finds.

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Voters says too much testing in NY schools

A majority of New Yorkers believed there is too much testing in schools, but voters were closely divided on the new controversial Common Core curriculum, a poll Monday found.

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Talent-starved industries push for more computer programming education

A dozen other classrooms in the Kansas City area are among 60 nationwide developing and trying out a curriculum to get more high school students learning the many languages of computer coding.

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Crowd questions suspension of St. Louis-area superintendent

One week after a decision to suspend Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent Art McCoy, a steady stream of parents, politicians and residents stood in front of the school board to demand his reinstatement.

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Asbury Park superintendent choice overturned

State monitor Carole Morris overturned the school board’s decision to hire Gregory Allen, saying in a letter addressed to the school board that the superintendent selection process was flawed and that Allen was not the best candidate for the job.

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Ex-Greenville schools superintendent sentenced to over 6 years

Former Greenville Public School District superintendent Harvey Franklin was sentenced to 76 months Wednesday for taking more than $270,000 in bribes to influence the school board to use the program.

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