Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cheating Probe Roils Philadelphia School System

January 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported about the implication of 140 teachers and administrators in Philadelphia public schools who are believed to have been involved in one of the nation's largest cheating scandals, according to district officials.  The district expects to discipline or terminate several school-based employees over the next few weeks.  A criminal...
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U.S. Cites Evidence of Anti-Semitism in School District

January 2014, the New York Times reported about the lawsuit filed by 3 Jewish families against the Pine Bush Central School District in New York.  Previously, in November, the New York Times had reported that some Jewish students had said they were subjected to anti-Semitic bullying, taunts, and other forms of intimidation in recent years. The...
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El Paso Schools Confront Scandal of Students Who ‘Disappeared’ at Test Time

October 2012, the New York Times reported about the El Paso school district administrators testing scandal.  School superintendent, Lorenzo Garcia, was sentenced to prison for his role in devising an elaborate program to inflate test scores and a federal investigation continues. The New York Times wrote: Students identified as low-performing were transferred to Read more

Hearing Set on Cheating Claim in Capital

April 2013, the New York Times reported about the hearing to be held by the City Council in Washington, regarding allegations of cheating on standardized tests during the chancellorship f Michelle A Rhee.  Investigations by both the city's inspector general and the federal Education Department concluded widespread cheating had not occurred, yet calls for further...
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Erased Answers on Tests in Philadelphia Lead to a Three-Year Cheating Scandal

January 2014, the New York Times reported about the Pennsylvania school district investigation of cheating spanning three years (2009 - 2011), involving 138 educators at 27 schools.  Three principals were fired last week, who are the first to be disciplined by the district.  According to the article, 20 other educators have retired, resigned, or been laid...
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More Than 130 Philly Educators Implicated in Cheating, Officials Say

January 2014, NBC news in Philadelphia reported the Department of Education initiated a cheating investigation in 2011 after forensic analysis of PSSA test results in 2009 showed a high likelihood of cheating in more than 200 schools statewide. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has filed or is pursuing actions against 69 current and former...
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Woman Talks About Confronting Teacher She Says Molested Her

January 2014, KTLA news reported about Jamie Carrillo, who claims she was abused for years by her teacher/basketball coach, starting with a kiss when she was 12 years old. Carrillo recorded a phone conversation with the alleged abuser and posted the phone conversation on YouTube. KTLA writes: On the call, Carrillo can be heard talking about...
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Woman posts call to alleged abuser on YouTube

January 2014, HLN reports about a California woman, Jamie (age 28) who recorded a telephone conversation with a former teacher. Jamie claims the teacher abused her when she was only 12 years old. The conversation was posted on YouTube, prompting police to investigate. The accused teacher, refused to comment to CNN HLN...
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At Elite Prep School, Abuse Case Won’t Go Away

October 2011, The New York Times reported, Poly Prep football coach Foglietta (died in 1998) was never charged with any crimes, and New York State Supreme Court dismissed the case on grounds that too much time had gone by. Plaintiffs then sued under the provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. The New...
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