West Texas School District Accused of Cheating 3/11/13
(Information in the following story is from: El Paso Times,
EL PASO, Texas - A state audit is accusing some educators at a West
Texas school district of cheating on federal accountability standards.
The El Paso Times (http://bit.ly/ZsdWCN) reports that auditors from the
Texas Education Agency have concluded that the number of limited
English-proficient students at the high school in the Canutillo Independent
School District was manipulated during the 2010 and 2011 school years.
Jim Fry, the former Canutillo high school principal, denies he participated
in manipulating student data and says he's being used as a scapegoat.
Damon Murphy, the former Canutillo superintendent who resigned under
pressure in December, declined to comment, telling the newspaper he had not seen
A Texas Education Agency spokesman defended the audit report.
The Canutillo school district, with 6,000 students, is located just
northwest of El Paso.