Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:07 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:07:49 GMT
The American Red Cross is working with Oklahoma officials and have been all night to help clean up the devastation and ensure victims of these monstrous tornadoes get the help they need. They're alsoMore >>
The Red Cross holds blood drives, CPR classes and says there are many ways for folks to lend a hand throughout the year but now, for disasters like this, the organization says the best way to help is through donations.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:09 GMT
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91. At least 40 ofMore >>
The Oklahoma City Medical Examiner's Office is now saying that at least 40 more have been killed after a deadly tornado outbreak barreled through Oklahoma, bringing the death toll to 91.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
July 29, 2004
It's happened again in Worth County another case of teachers mishandling answers to the state's standardized tests. The lasted case involves three Holly Elementary teachers accused of taking exams home.
When 18-year-old Vincent Myers heard the news that his former 3rd grade teacher was one of 4 Holly Elementary teachers involved in a testing scandal he couldn't believe it.
"She's the kind of person that if she even thought you were cheating or if you talked she's was just going to give you a zero," says Myers.
In the latest case, three of the four special education teachers involved in administrating the test took exams home. Worth County Superintendent Gary Russell says the teachers apparently just misunderstood new rules which prohibit that.
"It does not involve any helping students with the answers, providing the copy to another teacher. They did nothing in terms of looking at it and helping student scores and it did not involve helping themselves," says Russell.
That wasn't true in several other cases. Last month an elementary teacher was fired after admitting to copying test material. And last fall school system administrator Dr. Bruce Washington and Worth County High Assistant Principal Vera Giddens were fired after being charged with giving test answer to students.
Russell hopes to prevent future problems by giving teachers and administrators more information.
"Because of the difference in testing procedures we will hopefully looking at stuff now and as we find out the rules and instruction we will try to advise our staff and quickly as we can," says Russell.
Russell says teaching teachers how to properly administer the state test may be the only way to make sure their jobs aren't put in jeopardy for what may have been an honest mistake.
The State Professional Standards Commission will review a report from Worth County before deciding whether to investigate the four teachers.