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Investigator to Probe Cheating on NY Exams


Albany, NY – New York Education Commissioner John King has appointed a special investigator to review how the state deals with reports of cheating on student exams. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...

Henry "Hank" Greenberg, an ex-federal prosecutor and former counsel to then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, has accepted the task as special investigator without pay.

King says Greenberg will have "unfettered" access to Education Department assessment records, including alleged test violations and how those were tracked and resolved.

The state administers more than five million exams yearly. King says the exams help educators determine how well students are learning and the results must not be tainted by abuse or impropriety.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.

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