610SPOR2 35h_CBSSportsRad_Houston

News

Texas Schools Officials Get Cheating Scandal Audit

View Comments
File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Reluctantly Jumping On The Clowney Bandwagon

77820352_8O'Brien: "We Will Draft A Quarterback"

77820352_8Hot Cheerleaders - Funny Faces

77820352_8Some College Cheer

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_8What Is The WORST Series Finale?

77820352_8What Is The BEST Baseball Movie?

77820352_8Nun Stuns All On The Voice Italy, Breaks YouTube Record

77820352_8Conan O'Brien Fires Off On Houston

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Texas Education Agency says it will create a new investigative division after a state report highlighted serious flaws with how it monitors its more than 1,000 districts.

The State Auditor’s Office report released Friday confirmed that TEA did not perform a thorough investigation of serious cheating allegations in the El Paso Independent School District.

An El Paso Times investigation revealed that district administrators were pushing out low-performing students to drive up the district’s test scores. Former superintendent Lorenzo Garcia also pleaded guilty to fraud allegations related to a no-bid contact and is now in prison.

TEA Commissioner Michael Williams blamed his predecessor for failing to investigate allegations of cheating.

The Times first reported on the audit report.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus