- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston school board has decided to fire five elementary school teachers for allegedly helping students cheat on state exams last year.

School district spokeswoman Tiffany Davila-Dunne confirmed the terminations Thursday night.

The Houston Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1iw2TCQ ) that attorneys for the teachers at Jefferson Elementary have said they are innocent. They can appeal their firing to the Texas Education Agency.

A district investigation into cheating allegations preceded the decision. The teachers had argued that the evidence comes from children who confused getting help on practice tests with the official state exams.

___

Information from: Houston Chronicle, https://www.houstonchronicle.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide