Originally posted on Denver Post, June 8, 2012. Copyright © DenverPost.com
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Where does this school, once a showpiece of against-all-odds achievement, go from here? And, what will the fallout from the cheating mean for Denver Public Schools and its national reputation as an innovator?
Van Schoales, executive director of A-Plus Denver, a nonprofit group that works on education issues, doesn't think the district's image will suffer now that an investigation confirmed there was deliberate cheating on standardized tests and was likely carried out by administrators.
"I think quite the contrary. I would say that the fact the district moved quickly and did such a thorough job investigating" would set it apart from other districts touched by cheating scandals. ...
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