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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.

January 27, 2012

Principals Balk at Stepped-Up Demands for Teacher Evaluations

The expanded teacher evaluation process required by some education reform efforts takes too much time for too little reward, some principals say.

December 07, 2011

Urban NAEP Scores Show Math Scores Up, Reading Mostly Flat

Atlanta, roiled by a state test cheating scandal earlier this year, was among the districts showing improved performance.

October 17, 2011

N.Y. Education Department Proposes $2 Million to Curb Cheating

The money would be spent on a pilot program to develop computer-based tests and search some test sheets for suspicious erasures.

August 05, 2011

Cheating Investigations Underway in N.J., Conn.

New Jersey and Connecticut join several other districts and states that are investigating allegations of teacher cheating on state tests, including Philadelphia, the District of Columbia and Georgia.

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