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School Cheating

'Cheating Is Just The Norm'

tv | Posted 12.11.2013 | Teen

By Julia Rubin These days, cheating scandals seem to be in the news more often than not. We read about cheating at the country's most prestigious s...

Stress Test

Arnold Dodge | Posted 09.18.2013 | Parents
Arnold Dodge

The numbers paradigm for educational success is misplaced. Setting an unforgiving line in the sand does not give the flexibility to the teacher who understands the whole story of the child.

Who Co-Created 'Michelle Rhee'?

John Thompson | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC
John Thompson

John Merrow's article "Michelle Rhee's Reign of Error" produced the confidential memo warning Michelle Rhee of the extent of cheating that may have occurred in Washington D.C. schools. Merrow's "Who Created 'Michelle Rhee'?" pushes the conversation further.

Cheating in Atlanta: A Teachable Moment

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

We sometimes talk about pursuing a culture of academic integrity as an esoteric philosophical exercise, but that makes the job harder. The way to convince students that cheating is wrong is to show them the damage it does and how it affects them.

Nevada Educators Block Integrity Effort

Victor Dorff | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

A "code of honor" already applies to schools in Nevada, statewide. Now, some state lawmakers want to give that code a little more teeth, by making serial cheaters ineligible for a state scholarship, but top education organizations in Nevada say they are against the idea.

Cheating = Treason?

Victor Dorff | Posted 04.29.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

Under Chinese criminal law, buying the answers to a higher education self-study exam counts as "illegally obtaining State secrets," but that didn't stop a 23-year-old student in Beijing. She spent $80 for a cheat sheet, and it nearly landed her in prison for a year.

Ed Today: Bill Gates's Education Philanthropy Over Time; New York City Parents Sue Over School Funding

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Gates's Gigantic Growth? Michigan State University Professor Sarah Reckhow takes a look at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's funding patterns over on Alexander Russo's blog. "The decade from 2000 to 2010 was a time of enormous growth and evolution for the Gates Foundation," Reckhow writes. "Warren Buffett's pledge of more than $30 billion substantially increased the Gates Foundation's resources, and grant-making more than doubled from 2005 to 2009. Even more marked are the Foundation's dramatically shifted priorities." Over the years, Gates has shifted its money from directly funding schools to instead subsidizing research, advocacy and activism.

Ed Tonight: Michael Bloomberg Rails Against Teacher Evaluation Deals (And No Deals)

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Mayor Of New York State? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had it. Speaking to a joint legislative panel in Albany, Bloomberg said the school districts that submitted teacher evaluation plans that expire in a year have committed "fraud," reports the Buffalo News. Bloomberg also said that the holdup over NYC's evaluations -- the so-called "sunset" provisions -- surprised him. Ernest Logan, who heads the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators, is miffed, to say the least. "The mayor turned the truth upside-down," he wrote in a Monday letter to his membership that was forwarded to HuffPost. "We can't comprehend how he can claim surprise when the issue was on the table throughout both unions' negotiations and was approved ... for virtually every other district statewide."

Ed Tonight: Michael Bloomberg's Rough Week With Labor, Graduation Rate Increases

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.17.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

A Somewhat Happy Education Headline? America's students are graduating high school at higher rates, according to a new Harvard report (via the Wall Street Journal.) In 2000, researchers found, 77.6 percent of Americans ages 20-24 had high school diplomas; 10 years later, 83.7 percent of that same group held diplomas. "The improvement was particularly sharp among blacks and Hispanics," WSJ reports. "For instance, in 2000, 61.2% of black men between 20 and 24 had finished high school; in 2010, 72.0% of black men in that age bracket had." But even so, 20 percent of American men between 20 and 24 -- and 14 percent of women -- still lack that crucial certification.

No Cheater Left Behind

Dave Tomar | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Dave Tomar

I wrote papers for students for ten years. I helped them cheat and I made a living doing it. Not a great living, but a living nonetheless. Now, I'm retired from paper-writing and telling you about my sordid past.

New Cheating Concerns At Philadelphia School Met With 'Baffling' Response

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Last spring, amid vows from Ph...

The Extreme Measures One University Is Taking To Prevent Cheating

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.23.2012 | College

Indiana University has a new way of ensuring that students at its Kelley School of Business aren't cutting any corners: The school has opted to instal...

The Cheating Epidemic: How School Climates Affect Student Choices

David Allyn | Posted 12.23.2012 | Education
David Allyn

The bottom line: at schools where there is low trust between students and teachers and where heavy partying is commonplace, widespread cheating is a sure thing.

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...

Dozens Of Stuyvesant Students Face Suspension In Wake Of Cheating Scandal Investigation

Posted 09.11.2012 | Education

A dozen Stuyvesant High School students have been suspended for up to 10 days, with another 54 facing possible suspension for up to five days, as the ...

Report: School Officials Led Cheating, Rule-Bending 'Culture'

| Melissa Bailey | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of New Haven Independent. Officials dropped a bomb Monday night right before the opening of the academic year: They...

Budget Cuts Forces City To Limit Test Monitoring

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.23.2012 | Education

According to New York City School Chancellor Dennis Walcott, further budget cuts by the Department of Education forced schools to have less monitoring...

The Public Trust

Chris Lehmann | Posted 10.20.2012 | Education
Chris Lehmann

Working in the public trust must remain profound work. It has to mean an understanding that your work matters more than making widgets, and that the seriousness of purpose with which you undertake your work must matter.

Evidence Shows State-Test Cheating Likely Far Worse Than Revealed

| Benjamin Herold | Posted 08.17.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of a partnership between WHYY/NewsWorks and the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. The scope of the Philadelphia ...

State Auditor Launches Investigation Into Attendance Cheating

Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

The Ohio auditor's office on Thursday launched a statewide investigation into how attendance is reported by schools and the state Department of Educat...

Cheating to Win

Karen Bergreen | Posted 08.28.2012 | Education
Karen Bergreen

My kids definitely know that cheating is wrong. They do it anyway. How else does a six-year-old beat Grandma at monopoly every time? I refuse to play pick-up-sticks with them any more.

Hundreds Of Students Caught Cheating At 'Exemplary' School

Posted 03.06.2012 | Education

Hundreds of high school seniors in Texas were caught cheating on their final exams last month. Now, officials at the southeast Houston Clear Creek Ind...

To Cheat Or Not To Cheat

Pamela Kripke | Posted 10.04.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

If non-educators continue to treat students like widgets and teachers like factory robots, measuring success by how many shoddy units get sold to Wal-Mart, we'll have cheating scandals in all 50 states.