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Pro-Prayer Principal Loses License for 20 Years

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A former principal who said prayer had dramatically boosted test scores has lost her license for 20 years for telling teachers and other workers to correct students' answers.

A state education department commission voted unanimously last month to suspend the license of Lowanda Tyler-Jones, a former principal at Heidelberg Elementary School in Clarksdale, Miss.

The Mississippi education department investigated after The Clarion-Ledger reported a dramatic increase in test scores at Heidelberg in 2013.

Vol. 36, Issue 20, Page 5

Published in Print: February 8, 2017, as Pro-Prayer Principal Loses License for 20 Years
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