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Agreements end federal teacher testing fraud case

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors say four people caught in a teacher certification test fraud scheme have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving a long-running scam that affected students in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
The U.S. attorney's office in West Tennessee said Tuesday that Janett Dixon, of Northport, Alabama; Corey Holmes, of Metcalfe, Mississippi; Charles Ray Lee, of Magee, Mississippi; and Nia Kimble-Harris of Memphis are four of 40 teachers who have received diversion agreements for their participation in the test fraud scheme led by Clarence Mumford.
Mumford, a longtime educator, pleaded guilty in February 2013 to arranging for people to take - and pass - Praxis certification tests on behalf of aspiring teachers in the three states.
The teachers then used the scores to get jobs in public schools.

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