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August 28, 2014

Florida District May Be the First in the Country to Forgo State Testing

After an emotional, three-hour hearing, the Lee County school district becomes the first to refuse to participate in state-mandated testing.

May 14, 2013

And So Ends the Seattle Testing Boycott Saga—for Now

Seattle superintendent José Banda emailed the district with a plan of action for the MAP test that spawned a teacher boycott.

May 01, 2013

Baton Rouge Seeks to Avoid State Takeover

The East Baton Rouge Parish school board plans to move 100 gifted and talented students from a higher-performing elementary school to a lower-performing school this fall in order to improve the test scores of the lower-performing school.

March 29, 2013

Dozens Protest New Dallas Principal Evaluations

Community members protested Dallas's new principal evaluation system at district headquarters.

August 09, 2012

Report Confirms Cheating at One D.C. School

The District of Columbia's Office of the Inspector General investigated allegations of cheating at one school that was prompted by a USA Today investigation.

August 07, 2012

Ohio District Chief: Attendance Tampering Possibly Led To Bonuses

The superintendent of the Columbus public schools says in an interview with the Columbus Dispatch that some principals may have engaged in wrongdoing by aggressively "scrubbing" student attendance data.

June 11, 2012

Student Performance Must be Part of Teacher Evaluation, Calif. Judge Says

California has a 40-year-old state law that says pupil progress on state tests must be a part of evaluating teachers, but the district's teacher's union has opposed such moves.

May 01, 2012

Cheating Series Continues With Look at Blue-Ribbon Schools

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's latest story on aberrant test scores looks at schools that have earned federal recognition.

March 26, 2012

Newspaper Test-Score Investigation Revives Cheating Debate

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigated more than 14,700 districts and found roughly 200 with schools that had unusual swings in student scores on standardized tests.

February 28, 2012

D.C. Schools Chancellor Says Districts Need Cheating Investigation Guidelines

The District of Columbia school system is under investigation by federal and local officials based on allegations of test tampering.

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