Maryland Gov. Hogan calls for investigation into alleged tampering with graduation rates – The Washington Post

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) on Sunday asked the State Board of Education for a “complete, thorough and exhaustive” investigation into alleged tampering with grades and graduation rates at Prince George’s County Public Schools.

The allegations were levied this month by four members of the Prince George’s County school board, who said they have evidence to prove their claims but have not made that evidence public.

Kevin Maxwell, chief executive of the county’s schools, denied the allegations and called them a personal attack on all school employees. He said the charges are a politically motivated attempt to undermine recent gains.

In a Sunday letter to the state board, Hogan, who is just back from a trade mission to Europe, said he was deeply troubled by the allegations and asked the board to begin an inquiry immediately. State lawmakers from Prince George’s wrote the state board Thursday with a similar request.

Hogan said whistleblowers in the case should receive “the full protections under the law.”

 

 June 25 at 4:41 PM

Source: Maryland Gov. Hogan calls for investigation into alleged tampering with graduation rates – The Washington Post