Montgomery County Superintendent Barbara Thompson http://apr.org en 6 Montgomery Educators Face State Hearings http://apr.org/post/6-montgomery-educators-face-state-hearings <p></p><p>Six Montgomery Public Schools educators accused of participating in a district-wide grade changing scheme are facing state trials.</p><p>The Montgomery Advertiser reports the district's former assistant superintendent, two principals, an assistant principal and two teachers are expected to appear before an administrative law judge in December.</p><p>The newspaper reports the educators could lose their teaching certificates.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 18:18:36 +0000 The Associated Press 41749 at http://apr.org 6 Montgomery Educators Face State Hearings Montgomery Public Schools Chief To Step Down http://apr.org/post/montgomery-public-schools-chief-step-down <p></p><p>The Montgomery school board has voted to accept a mutual separation agreement with former Superintendent Barbara Thompson.</p><p>The 5-2 vote came during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon and the board voted to appoint the district&#39;s professional development director, Margaret Allen, to serve as interim superintendent.</p><p>Thompson will receive benefits included in her contract, including a year&#39;s salary of $155,000 and $10,000 for relocation expenses.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:57:27 +0000 The Associated Press 39012 at http://apr.org Montgomery Public Schools Chief To Step Down 7 On Leave Amid Montgomery Grade-Changing Probe http://apr.org/post/7-leave-amid-montgomery-grade-changing-probe <P>The superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools says that seven employees will be placed on leave immediately for their role in a grade-changing scandal.</P> <P>Superintendent Barbara Thompson said no teachers were among those who were penalized.</P> <P>Thompson and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange made the comments at a Tuesday news conference. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:19:08 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21833 at http://apr.org 7 On Leave Amid Montgomery Grade-Changing Probe State Team Investigating Grade Change Allegations http://apr.org/post/state-team-investigating-grade-change-allegations-0 A three-member investigative team appointed by the state Department of Education is looking into allegations of mass grade changes at three public high schools in Montgomery. School Superintendent Barbara Thompson sought the department's help earlier this month after the Montgomery Advertiser reported that teachers who worked in Robert E. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:16:02 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 19290 at http://apr.org State Team Investigating Grade Change Allegations Montgomery County School Board Hires Investigator http://apr.org/post/montgomery-county-school-board-hires-investigator <p>The Montgomery County Board of Education is hiring a private investigator to look in allegations of grade changing.</p><div><p>The board voted unanimously Tuesday to pursue the investigation after the Montgomery Advertiser reported last week that teachers at the three high schools admitted to participating in or observing hundreds of improper grade changes. County Superintendent Barbara Thompson said the school system does not condone grade changing without documentation.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:19:07 +0000 The Associated Press 19043 at http://apr.org Montgomery County School Board Hires Investigator