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Long-Lost Memo Stirs Allegation Of Cheating In D.C. Schools

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Washington, D.C., school officials are under fire once again for not thoroughly investigating an unusual number of erasures on standardized tests that took place in dozens of schools beginning in 2008. Allegations of cheating have cast doubt on the district's impressive gains and sullied the reputation of former schools chancellor Michelle Rhee
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