A U.S. Department of Education review finds problems with Texas’ ability to spot school districts cheating on statewide tests.
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In the high-stakes world of school accountability, the line between cheating and smart management isn’t always clear.
In response to a damning audit, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams says TEA will get serious with those who cheat the accountability system.
Former El Paso ISD Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia is still in federal prison, but the cheating scandal he began is still rippling through school districts on the Mexican border, most recently into McAllen.
In fall 2009, counselor Patricia Scott went to her bosses at El Paso’s Bowie High School with what turned out to be a very dangerous question: Why was somebody erasing credits from the sophomores’ transcripts?
El Paso ISD trustees are starting to take action against officials who enabled former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia’s cheating scheme, but they’re leaving the higher-ups alone.