Graduation rate stayed flat at 64.7 percent, the city announced. The state average for the class of 2012 is 74 percent.
There’s another scandal brewing in New York State. This one involves allegations of cheating on Regents exams. Dramatically improved test scores first drew suspicion, and now an investigation is in full swing.
The exam’s proctor reportedly found screenshots of the answers to the Spanish, physics and English exams and evidence that dozens of classmates had received them.
The student alleged to be at the center of the Stuyvesant cheating scandal, identified as Nayeem Ahsan, was apparently taking cell phone pictures and texting answers.
One student who allegedly thought he could outsmart the state exam by using using cell phone technology has set off a major investigation.