Update: Teachers accused of giving hints on state tests fired

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Update:  The school board agreed to fire the teachers. The item was on a consent agenda and passed without comment at Wednesday’s special meeting. For more details see the full story here. 

 

A thumbs-up here, a grumble or tap there have put the careers of two Palm Beach County elementary school teachers in peril after district investigators concluded they were tipping off third graders to right and wrong answers as the children sat for the statewide math exam last spring.

The investigation into the separate incidents at different schools began when students described their experience to other teachers — in one case within hours of putting down their No. 2 pencils, in the other within weeks of the test.

Throughout the investigations, both teachers denied breaking the rules, according to documents released by the Palm Beach County School District Tuesday. Neither teacher, nor their attorneys, replied to requests for comment Tuesday.

Sanders has worked for the district for 11 years; Rios logged eight years. Should the board approve the recommendations, both would lose their jobs effective Feb. 3.

 

See the full story, including excerpts of what their students said when questioned, here. 

 

 

 

 

 

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