Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Conservatory’s gallery with thousands of magnetic cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. Her blue butterflies hover in mid-air and seem to swarm the space, blurring the connection between the natural and artificial worlds.
Attendance ‘Scrubbing’ Tempts Low-Ranked Schools
School administrators around the country are getting into trouble for improperly pulling or adding students to their rosters.
When it involves fixing data, it’s called “scrubbing.” And it’s rife with temptations: rosier district report cards, added funding and sometimes employee bonuses when performance improves.
In Texas, a former superintendent was imprisoned for conspiring to remove low-performing students from classrooms, boosting test averages. Principals in Oklahoma City and St. Louis, Mo., are no longer in their jobs following accusations of attendance manipulation.
In Ohio, a recent state auditor’s investigation identified nine districts that removed poor-performing students from their rolls. More than 70 schools and districts also had attendance reporting errors.
Experts say such cases are easier to identify in the increasingly data-driven world of education, but remain isolated.