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Teacher Cheating

Why Don't More Kids Cheat?

Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

This opinion was republished with permission from TNTP Blog, a national nonprofit committed to ending the injustice of educational inequality. By T...

Joy Resmovits

Rhee Cheating Investigation Dregs Up Old Memos

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

More than five years after Michelle Rhee took over Washington, D.C., public schools, and nearly three years after she left her position as chancellor,...

Why Teachers Cheat

David Callahan | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
David Callahan

Perhaps the best way to think of these cheating scandals is that they are the result of a natural experiment: What happens when you change incentives so that low test numbers translate into pain and high test numbers translate into rewards?

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."

Another Guilty Plea In Tennessee Teacher Cheating Case

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.13.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

In November, we reported on a major teacher cheating ring that was unfolding in Memphis, Tenn. Now, there's a new guilty plea.

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Testing Exec: We Haven't Updated Security Procedures Since Major Breach

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.27.2012 | Education

The teacher cheating ring that operated in Memphis for 15 years shines a light on the murky world of teacher licensing, experts say. Federal prosec...

Philadelphia Test Scores Drop With Tougher Anti-Cheating Measures

Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

Following the implementation of unprecedented security measures to fight cheating, 2012 standardized test scores in Philadelphia dropped significantly...

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Cheating Found In 3 D.C. Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.22.2012 | Education

Three Washington, D.C., schools cheated on 2011 standardized tests, according to a forensic report the district will release today. Of the 38 Washi...

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U.S. Education Secretary Duncan Talks To HuffPost Education

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education

With President Barack Obama poised to announce alternatives to states' compliance with the No Child Left Behind Act on Friday, the role of U.S. Educat...

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Investigator Uncovers Even More Teacher Cheating In Georgia

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education

Richard Hyde, the investigator behind the July bombshell report of extensive teacher cheating in Atlanta's schools, expects to have the next installme...

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Schools Could Be Cleared in Pennsylvania Cheating Investigation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2011 | Education

Pennsylvania is one step closer to finding out just how much teacher cheating occurred on its 2009 standardized tests as cities nationwide try to make...

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Inside A Scandal: Detecting Teacher Cheating In Atlanta, Across The Country

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.08.2011 | Education

In an Ikea-sized warehouse turned de facto crime lab last fall, professor Gregory Cizek got his first look at the Atlanta test papers that would beget...

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New York State Scrutinizing The Way It Tests Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.02.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- New York State officials say they are taking the integrity of student testing very seriously. The state's schools chief, John King, Jr....

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To Fire A Cheating Teacher

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.18.2011 | Education

Atlanta educators charged with cheating on students' standardized tests received a letter from Erroll Davis, Atlanta's interim superintendent last wee...

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To Catch A Cheater: Behind The Atlanta Public Schools Scandal

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.05.2011 | Education

Three years ago, Heather Vogell, an investigative reporter at the Atlanta Journal Constitution, sat down with a data analyst to crunch some numbers. ...