District blames ex-employee for Nashville schools’ failure to report teacher-misconduct cases

The vast majority of misconduct allegations against teachers in Nashville schools aren’t regularly reported to the state, an investigation from the Tennessean found. The director of schools is required by law to report certain teacher misconduct when employees are suspended, terminated or resign. But he only reported one such case in the last year — out…

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Chicago schools fail to protect students from sexual abuse and assault

A Chicago Tribune team obtained and analyzed 523 reports that children were sexually assaulted or abused inside city public schools from 2008 through 2017. A close examination of more than 108 cases found repeated child protection failures by the district, including haphazard background checks, mishandled investigations, blaming of young victims and complete secrecy about egregious…

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