11 convicted in Atlanta cheating scandal (AP): Eleven of 12 defendants have been found guilty of racketeering charges in a massive Atlanta cheating scandal and are facing up to 20 years in prison. Those convicted include teachers, principals and other administrators — all of whom were accused of making up student test scores to earn bonuses or keep their jobs.
Education Department releases ‘watch list’ of colleges and universities (NPR): A list of 556 colleges and universities are being watched by the federal government after failing the Education Department’s “financial responsibility test.” A majority of the schools on the list are private, for-profit institutions.
Stanford waives tuition for more students (San Francisco Chronicle): The university will now waive tuition for students from families earning less than $125,000 a year — up from $100,000.
Gifted students aren’t getting the focus they need (The Washington Post)