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Jersey City Probes Grade Change Allegations

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School grades (Credit: AP)

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Three Jersey City school officials have been temporarily reassigned amid a probe into claims that grades were changed for student athletes.

The district did not publicly announce the moves or the investigation. But The Jersey Journal of Jersey City reported Sunday that they had been confirmed by Board of Education President William DeRosa and board member Sean Connors.

The newspaper said Lincoln High School’s principal, athletic director and a vice principal were reassigned Friday to the district’s main office, pending the outcome of the investigation. Phone numbers for the three could not be found Sunday afternoon.

Investigators are probing whether grades were changed at the school to keep some student athletes eligible to play on the football and basketball teams.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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