Kevin Maxwell

State to investigate allegations of grade tampering in Prince George's

State to investigate allegations of grade tampering in Prince George's

Maryland will open a rare independent investigation into allegations of fraud and corruption in Prince George's County schools, a probe requested by the governor and seconded by the superintendent accused of wrongdoing.

The state Board of Education unanimously decided Tuesday to hire an outside investigator to look into whether the state's second-largest school district systematically inflated credits and grades in an effort to boost graduation rates.

The decision followed a letter from Republican Gov. Larry Hogan questioning the graduation rates and another one from Prince George's County Schools CEO Kevin Maxwell categorically denying the allegations and requesting a...

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