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3rd West Texas school district admits to cheating

Published On: Mar 16 2013 02:38:55 PM CDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A third El Paso-area school district has acknowledged wrongdoing in a scandal over cheating to meet federal accountability measures.
    
The El Paso Times reports on results of an internal investigation and an outside audit of the San Elizario Independent School District. They revealed that several students' credits were manipulated and students were reclassified inappropriately into different grade levels.
    
District Superintendent Sylvia Hopp says the district has taken steps to correct the wrongdoing by past administrators so the students can have their appropriate number of earned credits.
    
A recent Texas Education Agency audit revealed that a former high school principal in the Canutillo district manipulated student data, and former El Paso school superintendent Lorenzo Garcia is in federal prison for devising a similar scheme.