Air Force Times: "Cheating scandal during COVID lockdown ensnares 249 Air Force Academy cadets"

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Academy basic cadets participate in the first phase of basic cadet training with marching drills on July 8 on the Terrazzo at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The academy has investigated 249 cadets for alleged cheating last spring, after three-quarters of the academy's students were sent home in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. (Trevor Cokley/Air Force)

The Air Force Academy believes 249 cadets cheated on exams and other assignments during the rapid shift to remote learning during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic last spring.

In a Friday release, the academy said those cadets are suspected of violating the school’s honor code in a variety of ways — from failing to properly cite sources and looking up answers on unauthorized tutoring websites while taking exams to completing final exams in small groups.

Most of those cadets have admitted to cheating and have been placed on probation and remediation for six months, said officials at the academy, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The rest of the cases are pending, and are at various stages. READ MORE

SOURCE: Stephen Losey

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