Report: Grades altered at some Ala. public schools

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Teachers who have worked in three of Montgomery's public high schools say they witnessed or participated in improper grade changing for hundreds of failing students the last two years.

Teachers also say more grades were changed by school administrators.

Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Thompson called the alleged grade changing "rumors" on Wednesday. She said she is planning to ask the school board to approve the hiring of an outside investigator.

The accusations come about week after Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said he will seek raises for K-12 employees. Gov. Robert Bentley recently said he'll consider raises for teachers and support personnel.

The Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/QwFP7s) has spent the past four months investigating allegations made by nearly 30 current and former Montgomery Public Schools employees.

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Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com



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