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El Paso Schools

'Sort of a Jack Abramoff Kind of Thing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

When the Canutillo Independent School District found out its superintendent was cooking the books just like in nearby El Paso, the board members knew they had a problem on their hands.

High-stakes Testing Makes Cheating Inevitable

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The latest example came late on Good Friday when an Atlanta grand jury indicted 35 teachers, administrators and principals under laws meant to target the mafia.

The 'Disappeared' of El Paso

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

This is the worst testing scandal to come along under the high-stakes testing regime that rules our schools, but we have no right to act surprised. What happened in El Paso is not an aberration but an inevitable consequence of high-stakes standardized testing.

To Meet Standards, School Officials Made Low-Performing Students 'Disappear'

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education

EL PASO, Texas -- During his sophomore year, Jose Avalos was urged by a principal to drop out of high school. The next year, his brother was told to d...