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New York City Task Force Targets Cheating by Teachers and Principals

The New York City Department of Education said on Tuesday that it would establish a task force to root out cheating by teachers and administrators in city schools, responding to recent episodes and allegations of grade inflation, forged test answers and the passing of students who rarely attended class. The task force, made up of administrators and auditors, will oversee staff monitoring school data for irregularities, and if they discover anything suspicious it will be reported to the city’s special commissioner of investigation. The group will also supply mandatory training in grading and graduation regulations to principals.