Financial scrutiny and Atlanta convictions: The week's most read education news
This week, the U.S. Department of Education finally made public a list of 556 higher ed institutions with finances under federal scrutiny, and 11 of 12 remaining Atlanta teachers and administrators were convicted in the city's long-running standardized testing scandal.
Meanwhile, Idaho made headlines for a reported waste of $61 million on a mismanaged Pearson Schoolnet rollout, and Virginia filed suit to block Sweet Briar College from closing, claiming in part that operational funds had been improperly diverted toward the closure.
Be sure to check out our feature on the AAUW's recommendations for improving women's presence in STEM fields and more in this week's most-read Education Dive posts!
- Ed Dept reveals list of 556 institutions under financial scrutiny: The list contains a mix of for-profits, state schools, bible colleges, and foreign institutions.
- Report: Idaho wasted millions on Pearson management system : A new state performance evaluation finds that former state schools Superintendent Tom Luna pushed Schoolnet, despite multiple warnings that the Pearson product wouldn't work.
- Virginia files suit to block Sweet Briar College closing: The state has joined the chorus of opposition to the move.
- AAUW has new recommendations for women in STEM: The organization's latest report examines the most male-dominated STEM fields, and what higher ed can do to improve the stats.
- Jury finds 11 Atlanta educators guilty of conspiracy: The scandal centered on the educators' doctoring of standardized test scores stretching back to 2005.
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