South Carolina school's exam success questioned

09/23/2008 | Teacher Magazine (free registration)

Test scores shot up when principal MiShawna Moore opened her inner-city Charleston, S.C., school on weekends, helped poor and homeless families pay bills and even washed students' clothing. But when Moore left last spring for a new job, scores dropped and state education officials now say they have spotted an unusual number of erasure marks on previous student tests.

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