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    Teachers finding a new way to cash in'

    USA

    Bill Griffeth - NBCNEWS

    The average salary for a teacher in the US is $47,000 a year. One thing that money doesn't account for is the time a teacher spends putting their lesson plans together. On the webpage 'Teacherspayteachers.com' is an open market place, teachers can sell their original course materials for instant downloads.

  • Newspaper

    Myth: schools need more money'

    USA

    John Stossel - Freerepublic

    According to Stossel there is a financial corruption going on in American schools. He claims that there is a myth that the education system needs more money. US spend more on schooling than the vast majority of countries that obtain better results in the international tests. But the bureaucrats still blame school failure on lack of funds, and demand more money.

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    Cleaning up corruption in Nicaragua's education ministry

    Nicaragua

    - Id21 Education

    A report from Fundación Grupo Civico Etica y Transparencia (EyT) was elaborated to show the results of the "Corruption Prevention in the Education System project". After monitoring large construction contract processes related to the maintenance of schools in rural areas, EyT found that a significant part of the Ministry of Education's public contracting budget had irregularities. It advised the Ministry to strengthen the quality control of materials and conduct regular internal audits.

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    Training for scholarly integrity

    USA

    Stuart Heiser - University World News

    This was the second annual Strategic Leaders Global Summit sponsored by the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). Last year's meeting in Banff in Canada resulted in the "Banff Principles" to broadly guide international collaboration in graduate education; this year's summit focused on "best practices" specific to promoting scholarly integrity. Leaders in higher education agreed on issues and actions that have to lead to strengthen scholarly integrity because of the growing globalization of graduate education and research, and discussed on "best practices" to promote scholarly integrity.

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    96 Buenos Aires Police Officers Investigated for Falsifying Diplomas

    Argentina

    - El Clarín

    The public prosecutor for economic crime in Mar de Plata is investigating 96 officers suspected of using falsified secondary-education degrees in order to get promoted. He also stated that a preliminary report by the Buenos Aires ministry of education has confirmed that 250 such certificates presented by police officers are being checked and at least 96 are false.

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    Education Ministry Warns Would-Be Teachers of Training Fraud

    Bolivia

    - La Prensa

    The pamphlet announces the opening of courses in eight colleges and asks for 50 bolivianos to be deposited in a bank account. The ministry of education gave notice that the announcement was not official. The ministry has already given a cautionary notice to the general public via the print press on the falsehood of the information that circulated through educational establishments in La Paz.

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    Teachers Demand Pay-Procedure Changes

    Bolivia

    - La Razón

    In the first week of every month, teachers from the provinces and those from El Alto and La Paz have to queue from 6:00 a.m. or earlier for their pay; furthermore, they get shabby treatment and have to contend with people who make money by selling spots in the queue.

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    High-School Graduation Diplomas More Reliable

    Bolivia

    - La Prensa

    The education minister has said that secondary-school graduation diplomas awarded from this year on would be designed and prepared by his department and incorporate security features to make them forgery-proof. He added that the certificates would be free of charge and hence neither school heads nor school boards could receive payment for them.

  • Newspaper

    Academic integrity lost on students

    Canada

    - The Omega

    Different rules in different countries often make it harder for international students to understand what is and what isn't allowed. While a student may understand plagiarism, it can be difficult for them to grasp the concept of cheating.

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    Universidad del Cauca Reveals Cheating: investigation into entrance-exam fraud

    Colombia

    Fernando García - Diario del Sur

    The University of Cauca uncovered what could be trickery in entrance exams to this year's first semester. It stated that the scores of 32 students in both assertive and non-assertive questions closely coincided. Among the doubtful candidates, 18 got into medicine, 4 into nursing, 2 into physiotherapy, and 2 into civil engineering.

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