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July 17, 2011 | By Dorie Turner, Associated Press
ATLANTA - Teachers spent nights huddled in a back room, erasing wrong answers on students' test sheets and filling in the correct bubbles. At another school, struggling students were seated next to higher-performing classmates so they could copy answers. Those and other confessions are contained in a new state report that reveals how far some Atlanta public schools went to raise test scores in the nation's largest-ever cheating scandal. Investigators concluded that nearly half the city's schools allowed the cheating to go unchecked for as long as a decade, beginning in 2001.
NEWS
August 27, 1987
One sign that the Geneva arms talks on medium- and short-range missiles are close to success is that both sides are getting realistic about guidelines to prevent cheating. The Reagan administration, in a startling about-face, has dropped its longstanding demand for continuous on-site inspection of Soviet missile plants in favor of a more limited arrangement. The Soviets have squeezed out propaganda points by inviting some of the open inspections they had long opposed. But beneath the bravado, they have moved to make on-site inspections much less necessary.
NEWS
December 18, 2008
The governor of Illinois is accused of a shakedown. One of the most trusted men on Wall Street is accused of running a Ponzi scheme. Should it be a surprise that stealing, cheating and lying have become the best subjects of too many U.S. high school students? Or that, sadly, they see nothing wrong with their unethical behavior? In the last year, 30 percent of high school students stole from a store, and 64 percent cheated on a test, according to a national survey of 30,000 public, private and paraochial students conducted by the Josephson Institute, a Los Angeles-based ethics institute.
SPORTS
June 3, 2009 | Daily News Staff and Wire Reports
The University of Memphis said it should keep the victories from the 2007-08 season that ended in the national title game after an internal investigation turned up no proof that a former men's basketball player cheated on his SAT exam. A report detailing the school's investigation into NCAA allegations, released to news outlets yesterday under a public-records request, details Memphis' internal probe into accusations that a former player allowed a stand-in to take his SAT. The report also looked into charges of grade-tampering on behalf of the player.
NEWS
September 23, 1993 | by Jim Smith, Daily News Staff Writer
A community activist who admitted cashing $15,206.40 worth of her deceased mother's Social Security checks must spend the next four months under house arrest and make full restitution. Terry Ann Flores, 36, of Camden, an anti-drug crusader whose house was firebombed last year, also must donate 250 hours to community service while on five years probation, under the sentence imposed yesterday by U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak. She will be allowed to work outside the home during the period of confinement as a teacher's aide in Camden, and to attend community meetings, said her attorney, Thomas F. Sacchetta, of Media.
NEWS
February 12, 2012 | By Kristen A. Graham and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writers
Teachers got the message in meetings and during visits to their classrooms in the days before they were scheduled to administer state exams. Multiple staffers at Cayuga Elementary said they were instructed by principal Evelyn Cortez to do what they had to do in their rooms to get good scores. Cortez, reached Friday night, was emphatic: "I disagree with these allegations. " The school, in a tough Hunting Park neighborhood, produced strong test results for several years running, and Philadelphia School District officials noticed.
SPORTS
March 7, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Florida State might have to forfeit some of coach Bobby Bowden's 382 wins and will be on probation for the next 4 years as part of its punishment for a widespread academic cheating scandal. The Seminoles will have to give up two scholarships this recruiting season and one the following year. Other sports will lose scholarships and have victories - including three NCAA national championships in track and field - threatened. The NCAA said 61 Florida State athletes cheated on an online test from the fall of 2006 through summer 2007 or received improper help from staffers who provided them with answers to the exam and typed papers for them.
SPORTS
February 4, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Rolling Stone magazine said it stands by the article in which Bode Miller suggests that cycling star Lance Armstrong took performance-enhancing drugs, but the skiing star backtracked from the comments in the interview. "In no way was I trying to incriminate him [Armstrong] or accuse him in any way of cheating," Miller said Thursday after finishing third behind Austrians Benjamin Raich and Rainer Schoenfelder in a super-combi race in France. "The interview was pretty warped and pretty compressed to make it sound that way. " Rolling Stone spokeswoman Nora Haynes said yesterday that the magazine stands by its reporting.
NEWS
May 13, 2009 | By Kathleen Brady Shea INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
State police say they are investigating whether some municipal officers cheated on a routine recertification exam administered in late February. Maj. John Gallaher, who heads the state Municipal Police Officers' Educational and Training Commission, said he could not estimate when the investigation might conclude, or provide any details. "The investigation has to run its course," he said. Police sources said that at least a dozen officers, mainly in Delaware County, received letters advising them of the probe.
SPORTS
June 17, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
The NCAA is allowing Florida State to release a version of its letter to the school on a disciplinary case resulting from an academic cheating scandal, officials said yesterday. The school must first retype the report from a computer format and redact names, Florida State general counsel Betty Steffens said. The letter details the NCAA's response to Florida State's appeal of sanctions resulting from the cheating. The school would be stripped of wins in 10 sports, including football.
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NEWS
August 17, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Trump: 'Cheating' Pa. Donald Trump has added Pennsylvanians to the list of people he has insulted ("Donald Trump: 'Cheating' is only way Hillary Clinton will win Pennsylvania," Friday, Philly.com). We are now corrupt losers who have no integrity and cannot be trusted to vote only once. He also maligned poll workers. If Trump is afraid someone will vote "five times," that means the staff signing in the voters is allowing that to happen - but only in "certain areas," which is code for Democratic and minority areas, because those areas are made up of cheaters.
NEWS
July 13, 2016 | By Martha Woodall, Staff Writer
A FORMER principal of Cayuga Elementary School in Hunting Park has been sentenced to 10 years' probation for her role in promoting a school culture of cheating on the state's standardized tests. Evelyn M. Cortez, 61, was sentenced by Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Timika Lane on Monday, the state Attorney General's Office announced. Cortez, who had entered a guilty plea in February, was sentenced to seven years' probation for tampering with evidence and criminal conspiracy.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My boyfriend of four years and I moved in together and got engaged. Things were going very well initially - everything I had hoped. However, I had been a little suspicious of his coworker "Missy. " I confronted him, and he confessed that they had feelings for each other but that nothing happened. I believe nothing physical happened, but it's clear from texts he showed me that he emotionally cheated. Missy has moved to another state, and he has agreed not to reach out to her again.
NEWS
March 17, 2016
Pennsylvania Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker announced Wednesday that he has asked for an outside investigation into the cheating scandal that led to the recent resignations of 29 cadets from the state police academy. "Although I have tremendous confidence in the ongoing Pennsylvania State Police's Internal Affairs Division investigation," said Blocker, "an outside investigation is in the best interest of both the State Police and the people of Pennsylvania. " The investigations center on evidence that some members of the cadet class scheduled to graduate this month received test questions from recent graduates in advance of an exam.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion.   Question: I caught my husband cheating. We've started couple's counseling. The counselor told him he needed to let me ask all my questions about the affair, and we had that conversation at home. I do feel better now, but he was evasive on a few of the questions: "Did you tell her you loved her?" (he dodged, unconvincingly), and, "Who initiated the affair?" (he doesn't know I know it was a lie to say she did). How much of a red flag is this?
NEWS
March 5, 2016 | By Mensah M. Dean, Staff Writer
A sense of relief washed over Ary Sloane's face Thursday after a Philadelphia jury found the former teacher, ensnared in a test-cheating scandal, not guilty of three of four charges she faced. "Today was a great day for justice. I really appreciate what the jury did, and I really appreciate how the criminal justice system worked for this innocent woman, whose only crime was to be working at a place where bad people were administrators," her attorney, Michael Coard, said after leaving the courtroom.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 1, 2016
DEAR ABBY: My husband cheated on me and told me to find somebody else. He moved in with the other woman and spread lies about me, telling my in-laws that I had cheated on him. He was on probation, so I reported to his probation officer that he was lying about where he was living. He was arrested for it. He is now incarcerated and facing a two-year prison sentence. We're trying to work on our marriage, but I haven't told him that I'm the person who reported him to his probation officer.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Angela Couloumbis, HARRISBURG BUREAU
HARRISBURG - More than two dozen cadets have resigned from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy after being linked to a cheating scandal at the training facility, top law enforcement officials said Wednesday. State Police Commissioner Tyree C. Blocker told legislators that 29 cadets departed after an internal investigation determined they were "a party to what has been described as the cheating scandal. " Blocker called it "an unfortunate situation," but necessary to restore honesty and integrity.
NEWS
February 26, 2016 | By Mensah M. Dean, Staff Writer
Two former Philadelphia School District educators pleaded guilty this week to criminal charges stemming from accusations that they perpetuated a "culture of cheating" on standardized tests, the state Attorney General's Office said Wednesday. The pleas by former Cayuga Elementary principal Evelyn Cortez on Tuesday and former Cayuga teacher Jennifer Hughes on Wednesday marked the first convictions in the test-cheating scandal that resulted in the arrest of eight city educators. "We're pleased with the outcome, given the pleas required the defendants to take responsibility for their actions," said Jeffrey Johnson, a spokesman for the Attorney General's Office.
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