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Duncan: Feds 'looking at' cheating in Atlanta - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

Duncan: Feds 'looking at' cheating in Atlanta - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

Duncan: Feds 'looking at' cheating in Atlanta

Published: Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 - 11:25 am
Last Modified: Monday, Jul. 18, 2011 - 12:25 pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he has been in contact with the department's independent investigative arm about test cheating scandals in schools, including a widespread one in Atlanta.

Duncan said he believes the office is "looking at them" but stopped short of saying whether an investigation was under way. His office referred further questions to the Office of Inspector General, which declined to comment.

"We've been in conversation with the inspector general about these cheating scandals," Duncan said in a statement.

The federal Education Department also works with states where cheating has occurred to ensure officials address the issues. If the response is not considered adequate, the department can withhol



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