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Lawmaker Says School Allegation Justifies His Bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Democratic state lawmaker says questions about grade-fixing at a privately run online school in Tennessee justifies his proposal to ban such schools.

Democratic Rep. Mike Stewart of Nashville said Tuesday his bill would allow public online schools but forbid private companies from operating them.

In a Dec. 13 email obtained by NewsChannel 5 Investigates, the vice principal of Tennessee Virtual Academy noted high numbers of failing grades in September and October and directed teachers to delete them.

K12 Inc., the nation's largest publicly traded online education company, runs the academy under contract with the Union County public schools.

Academy officials said they weren't fixing grades but had modified internal grading procedures.

State officials have been questioning the K12 operation. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman called its first-year test results "unacceptable."

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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