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(Evelyn Cortez, leaving the Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center, near City Hall.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Defendants in Philadelphia Elementary School Cheating Scandal Appear in Court

Four of the five, including Cayuga Elementary School principal Evelyn Cortez, now have a preliminary hearing on July 18th to face charges that they gave students answers to standardized tests.

05/19/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Principal, 4 Teachers Charged With Doctoring Student Tests

Pennsylvania prosecutors have filed charges against a principal and four teachers, accusing them of cheating on standardized tests in the Philadelphia school system.

05/08/2014

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Two Philadelphia School Principals Lose Credentials In Wake of Test Cheating Scandal

These are the first heads to roll in the investigation of 53 Philadelphia schools that has been going on for more than a year.

04/03/2013

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Worries Abound as Pa. Revamps Performance Testing in Public High Schools

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is in the process of rolling out new exams for high school students that will become a graduation requirement by 2017.

12/12/2012

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With New Anti-Cheating Procedures, Philadelphia PSSA Test Scores Plummet

After nine years of modest increases, Philadelphia’s performance on the state PSSA tests took a tumble last year.

09/21/2012

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Amid Cheating Allegations, Philadelphia School District Tightens Control on Tests

In the wake of allegations of cheating on standardized tests, the School District of Philadelphia is taking additional steps to make sure next week’s PSSA exams are on the up-and-up.

03/06/2012

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Amid Allegations Of Cheating, Philadelphia Ordered To Scramble Its Test Proctors

With cheating scandals in the headlines, Philadelphia schoolteachers will not be allowed to administer a key standardized test to their own students.

02/29/2012

Rendell Boasts of PA Student Achievement Scores

Governor Rendell is crowing about the final round of student achievement tests during his eight years in office.

09/14/2010

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