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Pro-Prayer Principal Loses License for 20 Years

By The Associated Press — February 07, 2017 1 min read

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.

A version of this article appeared in the February 08, 2017 edition of Education Week as Pro-Prayer Principal Loses License for 20 Years

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