A Trust Betrayed: Update on Sexual Misconduct in Schools

Follow Education Week's continuing coverage examining the widespread effects of sexual misconduct on students, educators, and the community. The articles below are an update to the 1998 series addressing issues of concern such as prevention and response to inappropriate behavior, legal history and policy of sexual abuse cases, and student-faculty relationships in higher education.

• Read the original 1998 series, A Trust Betrayed.

Propelled by a sense of injustice, Michelle Palmer has spoken out about her daughter's case involving teacher-student sex. Includes "No Easy Answers for Schools in Misconduct Inquiries."
May 7, 2003 – Education Week

Four educators from the same high school outside Cincinnati have pleaded guilty since December to having sex with their students. As harrowing as those cases have been for school district leaders, the prosecutor in the case has nothing but praise for the officials' cooperation.
May 7, 2003 – Education Week

On any day of the year, it's long been easy to find reports of sexual misconduct by school employees. But now, a new Education Week survey suggests, at least some state policymakers are starting to pay more attention. First of two parts.
April 30, 2003 – Education Week

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