I have been following the child sexual assault case against prominent education author Douglas Reeves with great interest. Reeves' work has greatly influenced my own teaching and my thinking about educational leadership, but the nature of the charges against him are so serious, many educators (myself included) are exercising great caution in using his books and materials until the resolution of this case.
Reeves is accused of indecent assault against a nine-year-old girl in his Masachussetts home in 2006. He has denied the charge.
Reeves' trial was scheduled to begin earlier this month, but the Swampscott Patch reports that it was postponed until next Monday, February 3. The trial was also moved to a different district court, though no explanation for the change of venue was readily apparent.
UPDATE, 3/1/2014: After several delays, a source close to the case tells me the trial is now scheduled to begin April 1.
UDPATE, 4/3/2014: Reeves was found not guilty today. See more here.
UPDATE, 4/16/2014: Read about my interview with Reeves, in which he reflects on the trial and his future, here.