El Paso's schools cheating probe gets mixed signals

Federal education agency officials say they won’t pursue potential civil rights violations from a cheating scheme at El Paso public schools, though the school district may not be totally in the clear.

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Oregon ed officials don't routinely check for cheating on tests

Oregon education officials lack any system to routinely examine standardized test scores for signs that schools and districts are cheating, a tool that experts in the field consider crucial to ensuring the validity of state tests.

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Los Angeles schools lose academic ratings after claims of cheating

Campuses in five Los Angeles County school systems were stripped of their scores on the state's Academic Performance Index over claims of cheating, other misconduct or mistakes that affected the handling of standardized tests.

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Faced with erratic test scores, Portland schools deny cheating

Of the Portland public schools that had marked changes in their test scores this year, Northeast Portland's King School, a K8 institution, had the biggest change of all. The school has seen dramatic growth and decline in test scores for the past several years.

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15 Sacramento-area schools flagged for possible state test cheating

California education officials have flagged 242 schools statewide, including 15 in the Sacramento area, for possible cheating concerns because their students shared test-related photos on social media.

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Indiana officials uncover school grading manipulation

Indiana's top education official acknowledged manipulation in the way the state's schools are graded, the latest fallout from an Associated Press report stating that the official's predecessor secretly worked to improve the score of a charter school founded by an influential Republican donor.

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Philadelphia School District to release report on cheating investigation at 19 schools

The Philadelphia School District plans to release a report on its investigation of adult cheating on standardized tests in 19 city schools that will give a sense of the scope of the problem and say how many educators will face disciplinary charges.

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About 100 N.J. public workers lied to get free school lunches

An investigation into 15 New Jersey school districts turned up more than 100 public employees and family members who lied about their incomes to get free school lunches for their children, according to the state comptroller.

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N.Y. high school students used Facebook to cheat on exam

Twelve Long Island high school students have been disciplined for using Facebook to cheat on homework and laboratory assignments and a recent exam. The superintendent of the West Islip school district told Newsday the ninth graders used the social media site to share answers.

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