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Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter describes how three former school officials 'were at the top of the chain' during sentencing in Atlanta last week.
—Kent D. Johnson/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP

Stiff Sentences for Convicted Atlanta Educators Shock Many

Most of the former educators convicted in a cheating scandal will remain free on bond while they appeal. (April 17, 2015)

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05/26 03:47 pm | U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Proper Classification for Drawing Electoral Lines | In a case with implications for elected school boards, the justices will examine whether those apportioning electoral districts should consider total population or voters.

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The U.S. Supreme Court's just-finished term included two major decisions affecting how race plays out in the nation's school districts.
July 9, 2013 - Education Week
While the Supreme Court decision leaves the door open to race-based admissions, it could make it harder for schools to justify racial preferences in court.
June 25, 2013 - Education Week
Many affected by the shutdowns vow to harness momentum from the battle and keep pressure on the school system.
June 4, 2013 - Education Week
Plaintiffs in a long-running lawsuit challenging Arizona's practice of educating ELL learners in separate English-language classes for four hours a day are appealing a federal court ruling that upheld the practice.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week
May 13, 2013 - Education Week
Teachers represented in the lawsuit against the state education department argue that they are being graded against subjects and students they don't teach.
April 16, 2013 | Updated: May 7, 2013 - Education Week
No good can come of shifting the blame from the perpetrators to the system when it comes to organized cheating on standardized tests, writes Michael J. Feuer.
April 9, 2013 - Education Week
Concerns about the well-being of children of gay parents came up as the Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage.
April 2, 2013 - Education Week
Legal briefs in a pair of cases to be argued at the Supreme Court raise such issues as schools' treatment of same-sex parents and gay students and the possible impact on curriculum.
March 25, 2013 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on a provision of the Voting Rights Act that affects hundreds of school districts.
March 5, 2013 - Education Week

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