Montgomery Public Schools grade-changing investigation 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 2 Ala. Teachers Allege Pressure to Change Grades http://apr.org/post/2-ala-teachers-allege-pressure-change-grades <p>Two Montgomery Public Schools teachers have alleged that they felt pressured to make improper grade changes.</p><div><p>The Montgomery Advertiser reported Sunday that (http://on.mgmadv.com/11ogYd0) Pamela West and Gardenia Wilson told the Montgomery County Board of Education they thought the decision to transfer them to other schools stemmed from their refusal to give students easier work to raise their grades.</p> Sun, 28 Jul 2013 20:52:56 +0000 The Associated Press 34985 at http://apr.org 2 Ala. Teachers Allege Pressure to Change Grades 4 Workers to be Reinstated in Grade-Changing Case http://apr.org/post/4-workers-be-reinstated-grade-changing-case <p>Montgomery school officials say four of the seven Montgomery Public Schools employees placed on paid administrative leave during an investigation into improper grade changing will be reinstated.</p><div><p>The Montgomery Advertiser reports (http://on.mgmadv.com/11PrgPY) that three employees were cleared of all wrongdoing, and a fourth was found to have only followed the directions of a supervisor.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 16:10:22 +0000 The Associated Press 24377 at http://apr.org 4 Workers to be Reinstated in Grade-Changing Case Ala. School District Monitoring Grading System http://apr.org/post/ala-school-district-monitoring-grading-system <p>In the wake of a probe into allegations of improper grade changing, Montgomery Public Schools has increased oversight of its grading and credit recovery system.</p><div><p>The Montgomery Advertiser Thursday (<a href="http://on.mgmadv.com/10ZhPRL">http://on.mgmadv.com/10ZhPRL</a> ) reported the Alabama State Department of Education required the city's school district to more closely monitor the grading and credit recovery system to ensure employees are following established guidelines.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:55:59 +0000 The Associated Press 22801 at http://apr.org Ala. School District Monitoring Grading System 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 Bice: Findings in Grade-Changing Probe 'Troubling' http://apr.org/post/bice-findings-grade-changing-probe-troubling <div><p>Alabama's schools superintendent says a state investigation into grade-changing allegations at Montgomery Public Schools has turned up "significant findings."</p><p>Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice tells The Montgomery Advertiser that he has been provided with a large number of documents related to the findings, which he called "troubling."</p><p>Bice said the findings uncovered in the investigation are serious enough that he planned to spend part of the upcoming holiday period reviewing the documents.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:32:23 +0000 The Associated Press 21018 at http://apr.org Bice: Findings in Grade-Changing Probe 'Troubling'