Montgomery County Superintendent Barbara Thompson

Altered Student Grades
12:18 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

6 Montgomery Educators Face State Hearings

Six Montgomery Public Schools educators accused of participating in a district-wide grade changing scheme are facing state trials.
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Six Montgomery Public Schools educators accused of participating in a district-wide grade changing scheme are facing state trials.

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.

The newspaper reports the educators could lose their teaching certificates.

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Montgomery Schools
3:57 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Montgomery Public Schools Chief To Step Down

The Montgomery school board has voted to accept a mutual separation agreement with former Superintendent Barbara Thompson.
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The Montgomery school board has voted to accept a mutual separation agreement with former Superintendent Barbara Thompson.

The 5-2 vote came during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon and the board voted to appoint the district's professional development director, Margaret Allen, to serve as interim superintendent.

Thompson will receive benefits included in her contract, including a year's salary of $155,000 and $10,000 for relocation expenses.

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Altered Student Grades
5:19 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

7 On Leave Amid Montgomery Grade-Changing Probe

Montgomery Public Schools' Superintedent says that seven employees will be placed on leave immediately for their role in a grade-changing scandal.
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The superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools says that seven employees will be placed on leave immediately for their role in a grade-changing scandal.


Superintendent Barbara Thompson said no teachers were among those who were penalized.


Thompson and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange made the comments at a Tuesday news conference. Thompson and Strange credited teachers who they say resisted some administrators' efforts to get them to change student grades.

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Altered Student Grades
5:16 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

State Team Investigating Grade Change Allegations

The Alabama Dept. of Education is looking into into allegations of mass grade changes at three public high schools in Montgomery.

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. Lee, Jeff Davis and Sidney Lanier high schools said they witnessed or participated in the improper changing of hundreds of grades.

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Business & Education
9:19 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Montgomery County School Board Hires Investigator

Montgomery County Superintendent Barbara Thompson
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The Montgomery County Board of Education is hiring a private investigator to look in allegations of grade changing.

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.

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