Md. School Accused Of Cheating

5:57 AM, Apr 30, 2012   |    comments
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SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA) --   A Blue Ribbon school in Montgomery County is accused of cheating. 

Highland Elementary in Silver Spring went from almost being taken over by the state to being hailed for its high reading scores in just 4 years.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution questions "extreme score gains" and says the school may have cheated to raise its scores.

County superintendent Doctor Joshua Starr offered a quick response. He writes "Let me be clear - the turnaround that occurred at Highland Elementary School was the result of having a great school leader and a motivated staff. He calls the report "irresponsible journalism."

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