July 17, 2011 |
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 2009 |
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.
September 23, 1993 |
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.
February 12, 2012 |
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.
March 7, 2009 |
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.
February 4, 2006 |
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.
May 13, 2009 |
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.
June 17, 2009 |
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.