Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 3:25pm
No one knows if Atlanta's school superintendent or any of the others involved will go to jail, but they wouldn't be the first if they do. Lorenzo Garcia, the former superintendent of schools in El Paso, Texas, has been sitting in a federal prison since last year. He's the nation's first superintendent convicted of fraud and reporting bogus test scores for financial gain.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 10:17am
A federal grand jury has indicted officials at an English-language school in Duluth on charges of illegally bringing female immigrants here to work as prostitutes in local Korean bars. Dong Seok Yi, president and CEO of College Prep Academy and the owner of The Korea Times Atlanta, is accused of conspiring to enroll the immigrants at his school knowing they would not attend classes as required.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:17pm
There are heroes and villains in the nation's biggest education testing disgrace.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 3:06pm
Two former executives of a sports gear company admitted in federal court Tuesday that they routinely overbilled schools by forging fake price quotes from competitors in a decade-long fraud scheme that extended to 12 states.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 3:02pm
Widespread cheating continued at the El Paso Independent School District even after disgraced Superintendent Lorenzo García was arrested, as many high schools became "diploma mills," according to an 86-page audit released Monday by the district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 3:42pm
A Florida school district has released video that appears to show a bus driver kicking an autistic student down the stairs. Wilkerson was fired after the Sept. 28, 2012, incident, which Tampa police say resulted in a broken ankle for the young girl, reported NBC affiliate WFLA.com. Wilkerson now faces aggravated child abuse charges, the station said.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 2:13pm
For the third time in less than a week, a middle school in Fremont on Monday received a threatening phone call, police said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:48am
About 35 sixth-graders at DSST Stapleton learned some hard lessons about cheating last month. The students were caught worming their way into an online instant assessment program in science and English (called “mastery checks”) and changing answers so their teachers would believe they had mastered subjects.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 8:24am
Two Ohio high school football players have been found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl in a case that roiled a small city and stirred reaction from activists online. Judge Thomas Lipps ruled Sunday in juvenile court that Steubenville High School students Trent Mays and Ma'Lik Richmond are guilty of attacking the girl after an alcohol-fueled party last August.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 03/14/2013 - 3:13pm
Carpenter is believed to be among the first L.A. Unified schools to launch such a wide-scale crackdown on out-of-district citizens. Across Los Angeles, families scramble to secure housing within the boundaries of high-performing schools. And it is no secret that some game the system by using the addresses of relatives who live near sought-after campuses or doctoring documents like utility bills and rental agreements.