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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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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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Portland Schools, like many urban districts, faces inquires about empty schools

When Portland Public Schools leaders agreed to sell Washington High School last month, the deal represented an exception rather than the rule in the way Oregon’s largest district deals with shuttered campuses.

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Report: Hudson County schools in N.J. lost out on $400M in state aid

Hudson County schools were shortchanged more than $400 million in state aid in the past five years, according to a study by the Education Law Center.

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Five more struggling Syracuse schools will get extra learning time

Five Syracuse schools will have more time to teach their children next year, and they will get help from national experts on how to use that extra time.

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Dallas ISD exploring ways to reopen schools

Dallas ISD is exploring ways to reopen several schools that were closed over the past two years in a cost-saving move.

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