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Probe Finds Three Houston Teachers Involved in Cheating on Exams

Investigators recommend firing the three teachers from Atherton Elementary.

Atherton Elementary in Houston’s Fifth Ward [HISD image]

Outside investigators have determined three teachers at Atherton Elementary in Fifth Ward were involved in cheating on standardized tests last year.

That’s the conclusion after five months of investigating.

Their report to the Houston Independent School District will recommend firing those teachers.

In a statement, Superintendent Terry Grier says the district takes the findings seriously. It will present the information to state officials at the Texas Education Agency, as required by law.

The Houston school district expects to receive another report by the end of the month on the other campus facing cheating allegations.

Eleven teachers at Jefferson Elementary in North Houston are also under investigation for possible cheating.


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Parents Question Investigation into Cheating at Jefferson Elementary

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Laura Isensee

Laura Isensee

Education Reporter

Laura Isensee covers education for Houston Public Media, including K-12 and higher education. Previously, she was a staff reporter at The Miami Herald and contributed to South Florida’s NPR affiliate. Her work has also appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Reuters and Clarín in Argentina. Laura has won awards for...

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