• January 25, 2022

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EPISD Cheating Scheme Trial: Vanessa Foreman Testifies on Methods of

As the trial of former El Paso ISD Administrators continued in U.S. District Court, testimony presented Tuesday indicated that evidence of irregularities and disappearing 10th graders at the El Paso Independent School District began popping up in the Spring of 2009. Then questions from the FBI put pressure on district administrators, causing then-superintendent Lorenzo Garcia […]Read More

TEA Hearing into EPISD Cheating Scandal Continues; Attorneys end up

Students were pulled out from their core classes and into tutoring or mini-mesters at Bowie High School for weeks at a time, said a former Bowie High School teacher and department chair for the English Department during the Texas Education Agency’s hearing on Tuesday. The hearings, which began last week, are against three former Bowie High School administrators […]Read More

Herald-Post Reset: TEA Hearing into EPISD Cheating Scandal enters 2nd

Students who were encouraged or coerced into leaving Bowie High School were told they “were not Bowie material” according to testimony at Monday’s hearing against current and former El Paso Independent School District administrators. Monday marked the sixth day of the Texas Education Agency’s hearing and the first day for this hearing that former Bowie High School students […]Read More

EPISD Cheating Scheme Update: Former Administrators Plead Guilty

Two former El Paso Independent School District administrators appeared before U.S. District Court Judge David Briones and entered a guilty plea for their part in a scheme to manipulate student data in an effort to rig the federal accountability system. Vanessa Foreman, 48, and Maria Flores, 61,former Priority Schools Division directors, appeared before Briones today, and both agreed […]Read More

What El Paso parents, educators and community leaders want in

The next superintendent of the El Paso Independent School District will have a difficult task ahead. Whoever takes the helm of the city’s largest district will need to get students back on track after months of lost academic progress caused by the pandemic. The superintendent will also have to bring back students who left this […]Read More

EPISD Board, Cabrera agree on separation; Trustees pick Sheffield as

The El Paso Independent School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Juan E. Cabrera agreed to a voluntary separation and a release from his employment with the District during a special meeting Thursday afternoon. Under the agreement Cabrera will end his employment with EPISD. The Board appointed Vince Sheffield, EPISD’s Deputy Superintendent of Administration & […]Read More

Herald-Post Reset: A look at El Paso ISD Cheating Scheme,

A cheating scheme to manipulate student grades in an effort to rig the federal accountability system through standardized tests at the El Paso Independent School District continues to unravel more than 5 years after the arrest of Lorenzo Garcia, the former superintendent. Just last week, federal agents arrested six former El Paso Independent School District administrators for their alleged […]Read More

5 Former El Paso ISD Educators Allegedly Involved in Cheating

Five former El Paso ISD administrators and educators, taken into custody last week over their alleged involvement in a cheating scheme, are scheduled to appear in Federal Court Monday Afternoon. According to the Federal Court docket, 50-year old former EPISD Associate Superintendent Damon Murphy, 52-year-old former Austin High School (AHS) Principal John Tanner, 51-year-old former AHS Assistant Principal […]Read More

H-P Wrap: TEA Hearing on Three Former Bowie High School

The Texas Education Agency Hearings against three former Bowie High School Administrators ended on Wednesday. Former Bowie High School principal Jesus Chavez, and assistant principals Juan Manuel Duran and Anna Luisa Kell listened to testimony and responded over the course of two weeks in an effort to keep their teaching credentials. According to the original petition the Texas […]Read More