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FORT WORTH – The Tarrant County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday no charges will be filed in the case of a Tidwell Middle School student's story, which details attacks on specific classmates with knives and sexual assaults. "Although the blog in question contains...
ATLANTA — In a dramatic conclusion to what has been described as the largest cheating scandal in the nation’s history, a jury here on Wednesday convicted 11 educators for their roles in a standardized test cheating scandal that tarnished a major school district’s reputation and...
No job titles. No traditional bosses . No conventional corporate hierarchy. It might sound nice, but would you really want to work there? That's the question, essentially, that Zappos is asking its employees after experimenting with a radical approach to management. Called "...
Due to questionable practices, the city has ended a years-long contract with a private company that draws blood from DWI suspects at the county jail. The contract with a company called Protouch ended late last year -- but not before months of back-and-forth emails about the city...
A blue Ford Focus rental car erupted into a ball of flames with 25-year-old Alex Martin inside it, after a US Border Patrol agent broke the car’s passenger side window and shot a Taser into the cab, igniting gas fumes inside. The blast was so strong it blew agents backwards,...
A family in California recently found out the hard way as a motorist – who refused to consent to a search or move his car into an inspection area – was yanked out of the vehicle and cuffed in front of his crying 4-year-old son, and soon crying wife. Watch how matters unfold: In...
A coalition of residents and environmentalists is voicing opposition to a proposal to put four more toll lanes on South Mopac. Among other things, KeepMopacLocal.org is concerned about noise pollution more road construction would cause. Standing under Mopac at Austin High School...
The Texas Senate has given preliminary approval to rating public schools statewide by letter grades A through F. The proposal passed 20-10 Monday would issue grades based on student standardized test scores. A floor change, however, means the bill won’t take effect until the...
The Supreme Court rejected a free-speech appeal Monday from several California high school students who were told they could not wear a shirt emblazoned with an American flag on the Cinco de Mayo holiday. The court's action has the effect of upholding school officials who said...