Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 9:17am
Six board members, excluding Trustee Frances L. Hayes, submitted evaluations and gave superintendent Deborah Hunter-Harvill a combined score of 53.9 percent out of 100. That rating is "minimally effective" based on 12 categories such as relationship with the board, educational leadership and progress toward the school improvement plan.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 3:24pm
Medina City School District superintendent Randy Stepp has made good on a threat to take the district to court, filing a lawsuit against the board of education and other district officials in federal court stemming from the board's decision to rescind a contract with him approved in January.
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 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 ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 7:20pm
During his 35 years as a Georgia state investigator, Richard Hyde has persuaded all sorts of criminals — corrupt judges, drug dealers, money launderers, racketeers — to turn state’s evidence, but until Jackie Parks, he had never tried to flip an elementary school teacher.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 2:01pm
Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 11:31am
Hundreds gathered in the Wakulla High School cafeteria to bid farewell to one of Florida’s longest serving school superintendents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/09/2012 - 3:39pm
Three western Nebraska school officials accused of failing to report allegations that high school wrestlers sexually assaulted a young teammate at a summer wrestling camp will not face charges, an attorney for two of the officials said Friday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 3:53pm
Citing chronically poor student performance ratings, West Virginia's Board of Education again voted to fire Jorea Marple as state schools superintendent Thursday after fielding harsh criticism over her dismissal. Two former board members and at least seven active or retired teachers were among the 19 speakers who praised Marple, denounced her firing or called for her reinstatement during the meeting's 90-minute public comment period.