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According to the Associated Press, an investigation showed that the Kansas City School District falsified attendance data for three years in a bid to regain full accreditation from the state.


1. What was the result of overreporting attendance?

2. How many officials were involved in the 3-year scam from 2013 to 2016?

3. How was the state made aware of the problem?

4. While some of the employees that manipulated the data have left the district, do you think that they could or will be prosecuted for the fraud? Why or why not?

Associated Press staff. (2019). Kansas City district falsified attendance data; owes state. The Washington Post, Nov. 20 (Retrievable online at