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In Texas, Administrators Arrested for Cheating

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Five El Paso educators have been charged with scheming to defraud the federal accountability system and, in some cases, retaliating against co-workers who cooperated with the FBI's 5½-year investigation of the Texas school district.

One of the administrators arrested was a former El Paso Independent school district associate superintendent, while the other four worked at Austin High School. Several have maintained their innocence.

Two other former district administrators had been previously charged in the cheating scheme, which sought to falsely boost the school system's accountability scores by a variety of means, including preventing limited-English proficiency students from taking the test used by Texas to measure progress under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Vol. 35, Issue 30, Page 4

Published in Print: May 11, 2016, as In Texas, Administrators Arrested for Cheating
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